Support Federal Way school district, community by voting yes on facilities bond | Letter

Why would a Federal Way resident with no children in our schools want to vote “yes” for the $450 million school construction bond proposition next month?

Because I know quality schools equate to strong neighborhoods.

Because I am aware my support of schools is a direct reflection on how I value education.

Because I have a responsibility to support all scholars, just like previous generations supported me when I was in school.

Because if I tell children “education is a gift,” then I must be willing to give.

Because I want to give our scholars all the tools they need to be great learners and citizens.

Because I know that these school buildings are outdated and don’t support next-generation learning.

Because I know the physical environment plays a role in how we learn. Did you know that good day-lighting can improve reading and math score 20-26 percent?

Because I know sustainable schools built today, on average, save up to $100,000 per year than those schools built 30-50 years ago.

Because I want our scholars to be inspired by their school environments.

Because I take to heart Federal Way Public Schools’ message, “Our Community — Our Investment — Their Futures,” and I believe I must act.

Because I understand it is not about me … it is about them. Consider it a privilege and an honor to support FWPS and our community. Vote “yes” in November.

Kelley Tanner, Federal Way

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