PLEASE JOIN US TO GET OUT THE VOTE ON THURSDAY EVENING!
Volunteer at the Schools First phone bank. Let's make it a Queen Anne Elementary night and show our support for Seattle Public Schools. There will be pizza. Kids are welcome.
The big challenge with this ballot is getting out the vote (Schools First reports that less than 15% of eligible voters have submitted their ballots to date). Voters are not thinking about voting and mailing ballots in mid-February. We have a lot of work to do to get out the YES votes; that's where the phone calls come in!
WHEN: Thurs., Feb. 7 from 5pm-8:30 -- TOMORROW NIGHT!
(You don't need to stay the full 3.5 hours)
WHERE: Schools First Campaign Headquarters
McKinstry Innovation Center -- 210 S. Hudson St.
(SW of the 4th Ave S. Costco. Heading south on 4th over the hill, take your first right at the light on Dawson. Take your next right onto 3rd Ave S. Drive 1.5 blocks, passing Hudson on your left, and park in the garage half-way down the block or on the street. Enter the 3rd Ave. S. street door. Take elevator to the 3rd floor.
If you cannot go Thursday night, other hours are available: Wednesday - Friday, 5PM to 8:30PM and Saturday and Sunday : 12PM – 4PM.
The Operations Levy and Capital (BEX) Levies provide essential funding for Seattle Public Schools.
Queen Anne Elementary will directly benefit if the levies pass, with $15.6M slated to build a new gymnasium and additional classrooms scheduled for completion in 2019.
The Operations Levy provides more than 1/4 of the operating budget for Seattle Public Schools. The Operations Levy will provide funding for:
Basic day-to-day school operations
Teachers, instructional assistants
Bilingual and special education services
Music, athletic and arts activities
Textbooks and classroom supplies
Construction and modernization expenses come almost entirely from the BEX Levies.
The Capital Levy (BEX IV) will provide for safe and healthy school buildings, including funding to:
Maintain and improve our aging existing schools
Provide earthquake safety upgrades at 37 schools
Build and renovate schools to help meet rapidly growing enrollment
Science labs and technology upgrades, including wireless in every school
New roofs and updated safety and mechanical systems
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