There are so many wonderful reasons to live in Issaquah. I love the salmon hatchery, the miles of untouched forests, hiking trails and the Village Theatre. But it is the community of Issaquah that I am most proud of – friendly, helpful and always willing to do the work required to make a difference.
I am lucky to be raising my three children in Issaquah and proud of our great schools where students are receiving a top-notch education despite the fact that Issaquah continues to get the short end of the funding stick in Olympia.
In just a few weeks, your ballot will arrive for the spring election and I am urging you to vote YES for the Issaquah School District’s bond campaign.
Voting yes on this maintenance bond allows some of our oldest schools to be rebuilt at a time when construction costs are at a historic low. Voting yes ensures that leaky roofs, broken boilers and flickering lights are repaired. Voting yes will allow for the Issaquah school district to continue to develop and expand technical and career training options so that all kids have access to the education they need to be successful. But most critically, voting yes protects Issaquah School District’s operational dollars and keeps that money in the classroom to be spent on teachers, curriculum and training.
The bond committee carefully crafted this bond package to take advantage of long-term economic conditions that may never be available to us again. And, when we pass this new bond package, our taxes will still decrease from current levels. Win, win, win!
Please help me in investing in the future of our kids by voting yes for the bond.