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Opinion: Supports replacement School Levy

These are difficult times for our community, our nation, our schools and our families, but we will get through it the way we always have–by coming together. Even if we can only come together virtually, schools are places where we do so much more than educate our children, we also build community. Which is why I urge a yes vote on the Ferndale levy.

The Ferndale School levy will replace the current levy on November 3 and the $1.50 rate is less than voters are paying right now. Restoring our levy funding allows the Ferndale School District to maintain staffing levels, including critical staff like school nurses, psychologists, counselors and social workers. The levy funds much-needed technology for our students and staff, including providing students in grades 6-12 a computer, which can be used for both classroom and at home learning. These were good investments before the pandemic, and they are crucial investments now.

Sharon Shewmake
Bellingham
State Representative, 42nd Leg. District


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