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State Rep. Asay supports FW school levies | Letters

I am writing today to ask you to vote yes on Prop. 1 and Prop. 2 on your ballot today.

Last December, I had the privilege of spending some time with the students and teachers at Federal Way High School. I was amazed at what I saw and heard. As the students, filled with pride, showed me around the school, they were careful to make sure I didn’t trip on the towels on the floor or get hit with the ceiling tiles that tend to fall in one of the gyms. I was struck with the commitment to learning that both the teachers and the students showed. It was obvious that the dedicated staff could teach these students in a barn and be successful — but they shouldn’t have to.

The commitment to learning from students, teachers and administrators is why I am writing this letter to implore you to vote for the Federal Way School District levies. Both levies are needed. One levy merely continues the funding for the school programs that are there today and replaces the one expiring. The other makes wise use of your tax dollars by leveraging them to replace the old, loved but decrepit Federal Way High School. They’ve shown that they have the commitment, ability and perseverance to succeed. Now, let’s give them the tools to succeed.

Please vote for Propositions 1 and 2 on the ballot sitting in your home. Then don’t forget to get it in the mail by Feb. 14.

State Rep. Katrina Asay (R-District 30)

 

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