Timing bad for Federal Way school district levy

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First let me state, I usually support bonds and levies for schools. However, I find it unfortunate that the levy is being voted on prior to getting my 2018 tax bill. With the passage of the state school-funding bills — our state school taxes will go up in 2018 (with the thought that local levies would go down). So, yes, the levy will lower your taxes in 2019, but first we are going to get a sticker shock — on our 2018 tax bill just days after the election when the bills come out on Feb. 14. Do we need money for our schools? Absolutely, but why do they do the election just days prior to the tax bills coming out?

Tamara Hegel, Federal Way

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