Learn More About Upcoming School Levies at Coe Elementary Tomorrow

Posted on December 5th, 2012 by Laura Fonda

It seems like the election just happened, but already we can look ahead to the next one – a Special Election on February 12, 2013. Included on the ballot will be the renewal of two Seattle School District levies: an Operations Levy that funds approximately 30% of the District’s operating budget and a Capital Levy (BEX IV), that funds building and infrastructure projects.

To help educate voters, a Community Meeting is being held this Thursday (tomorrow) at Coe Elementary with Senator Jeanne Kohl-Wells, Michael Debell, Lisa MacFarlane, and Kerry Cooley-Stroum from Schools First. The speakers will address the upcoming Levy votes and the role of levies for funding education in Washington, from the District to the State level.  They’ll also discuss in-school fundraising, the McCleary Decision, the District’s role, and more.

“The meeting is a great opportunity to understand education funding and learn what parents and community members can do to help. We felt like we needed a meeting to explain the issues and the key players. Parents just don’t have the time to follow all it. So, we’re bringing speakers to them.” – Cheri Curson Bowles, Coe PTA Co-President

Key Details:
Where: Coe Elementary Gym, 2424 7th Ave W
When: Thursday, December 6, 7-8:30 pm

For additional information, please contact Stacy Lawson, Coe Elementary PTA, 206.999.6724

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