After listening to the community input on education from the Youth and Families Initiative Process, the Levy Planning Committee has spent six months working hard to develop the next Families & Education Levy.
Come join us at a Community Information Fair to learn more about the proposal to renew the City’s Families & Education Levy and offer your preferences for Levy services that should be provided for children, youth and families:
- Date: Tuesday, November 30th
- Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
- Location: New Holly Gathering Hall (7054 32nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118)
- Date: Thursday, December 2nd
- Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
- Location: Meadowbrook Community Center, Multipurpose Room (10517 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125)
If you are unable to join us at one of these resource fairs, please let us know your comments BY DECEMBER 3 by filling out a survey online at http://www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/education.
To learn more about the Families & Education Levy, please call the Office for Education at 206-233-5118 or visit http://www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/education.
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The Families & Education Levy has historically provided around $17 million per year in City funds to a range of innovative programs that support support early childhood development, school based student and family services, out of school activities and middle school support, and student health services. It’s expiring in 2011, so the revised version that the Levy Oversight Committee has been working on is going to be on the ballot again next November.
Highlight: The representation from the refugee/immigrant community. Have it at New Holly worked
Most controversial: The feeling of being forced to choose between helping 0-5 year olds and 15-17 year olds.
Most suprising thing: It was on the same night as the SPS Reporting meeting
New learning: That the Seattle Youth and Families Initiative was being used to help develop priorities for the Youth and Families Levy. I did not connect the two until this event notice.
Possibilities: Syncing this effort more intentionally with Seattle Public Schools recently received school reports. We need resources to make up the gap from state funding, the Youth and Families Levy can fill some of the gap.