Reminder: Edmonds School District hosting March 30 community forum on 2021 Capital Levy

A map of district projects covered through the 2021 Capital Levy.

Mark your calendars for 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, when the Edmonds School District will host a community forum on the 2021 Capital Levy. Ballots are due April 27.

All families, students, staff and community members are encouraged to join the webinar, where they can type in their questions and get them answered during the forum. The district will also stream the forum live on its YouTube Channel. If you can’t watch it live, the recording will be available the following day on YouTube.

You can learn more about the levy via this flier in both English and Spanish, or visit the 2021 Capital Levy website.

  1. Vote NO!
    Teachers wont go back and teach but will go out to restaurants, shop at Costco and travel. They only teach a few hours a week by zoom and don’t want parents listening in on the class. That is not an education system I want my tax dollars to go to.
    The district gives into the union and does not care about our children’s mental health or social skills that are needed by being in class full time with their friends. The district does not deserve any more tax dollars period!

  2. My view point is a bit different then FG. Here is why I am voting YES. Volunteering for a study team that looks at the long range student projection for all parts of the district clearly showed a growth in student count for the next several years. Many of our schools are already serving more kids than they were designed to hold. Just drive around and look at all the portable classrooms at most of our schools. That study team looked at the numbers but not the actual schools.

    Having the great privilege as a tax payer of serving on the “Bond and Levy” committee we visited most of the schools in the entire district! We met with the architects, contractors, project mangers and district staff responsible for building our buildings and keeping them in good repair. In reality we are not keeping pace with providing safe and functional buildings for our kids. The early bond issue was defeated with a yes vote in the high 50’s percentage range. But bond need 60% for passage. Bonds provide unique funding arrangements and would have been more aggressive of doing the building catch up needed. But this round the approach is to scale back both in cost and in the needed work with the hope that the public will see the wisdom of doing the work listed.
    Our other public entities like cities and port districts can raise taxes with out going to the taxpayers for either added funding or base funding. School much get building dollars by asking the voters. If every one who is considering voting no would have been on the teams mentioned the vote would be an overwhelming yes. While there may be other issues with schools buildings are not one of them. Vote yes.

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