Levy passage will keep Federal Way school district on right path

I am writing to express my deep appreciation and gratitude for all the hard work being done by Federal Way Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Tammy Campbell on behalf of our city.

Dr. Campbell is a dynamic, progressive thinker who has made solving problems facing the Federal Way school system her No. 1 priority. She has met with teachers, support staff, parents, students, community members and legislators to inform them of progress in our schools and enlist their help when needed.

Dr. Campbell diligently campaigned for the new school buildings and successfully led the passage of the $450 million bond that secured it. Thanks to her efforts, we also have a new Federal Way High School and a new technology academy, as well as many other improvements in other schools. Improvements that were sorely needed.

Dr. Campbell is a very motivated, hard-working professional who deeply cares for Federal Way, and right now she faces a huge challenge as she works to get voters to support the levy, which will be voted on Feb. 13. This levy is necessary to retain staff members, and without it we stand to lose over 300 vital teachers, nurses and support staff.

If Federal Way is to continue on the upward path Dr. Campbell is leading us on, we must support her, students and the community by voting yes for this levy.

We thank Dr. Campbell for her wisdom, guidance, leadership and foresight for her continued hard work on behalf of all residents of Federal Way. Without her efforts, we would not have such a strong educational system, and a city without a strong educational system cannot grow or survive.

Rose Ratteray, Federal Way

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