Vote yes on Federal Way schools education levy

Join us to vote yes on the Federal Way Public Schools levy. As parents, we hope this levy passes so our daughter continues to have access to the educational programs that empower her to learn. Like many children, afterschool programs are the opportunity she has to explore what she loves the most and allows her the time to apply strategies and enhance her learning. The levy funds many afterschool programs across our district.

As teachers, we know firsthand that our students deserve basic access to nurses, and some students receive special education support.

The state’s funding model budgets enough for only 3.5 nurses in the entire district, across 39 sites. Our community, our children, need health room support in every building for the entire school day. The levy dollars are what fills the gap. Much of local special education support is funded by the levy, and it doesn’t take a degree in math to know the devastation it would cause for our students and schools if the levy fails.

While we wait for the state Legislature to fully fund education in a more sustainable way (we encourage you to join us and contact our state legislators), this levy is a critical source of income for our district. Our community has supported the levy since 1980, and these services continue to support learning for students in all of our Federal Way schools.

Learn more at citizensforfwschools.org.

Danielle Brown, Sherwood Forest third-grade teacher,

and James Brown, TJHS math teacher

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