Many people participated in the Youth & Family Initiative Workshops. View the following attachments for updates on what has happened since.
- Summary report on six action teams
- Quick 1-pager that explains in a nutshell what the Initiative is and what has been done so far
For complete information, visit the Youth & Family Initiative Web site.
LEV is recommending three important “YES” votes on your November 2nd ballot to support our kids and public education.
YES on the Seattle supplemental school levy
/Icons/0Look for your opportunity to support Seattle’s school children and teachers at the bottom of your ballot. LEV urges a YES vote on the Seattle supplemental school levy to support the new, historic teachers’ contract and to reduce the severity of more than $32 million in state budget cuts. Owners of a $400,000 home would pay about $48 a year to support students and schools in Seattle.
Learn more about the Seattle school levy.
YES on Initiative 1098
LEV has endorsed Initiative 1098 because it would provide $1.4 billion a year to give all kids a better chance at success in school, work, and life. I-1098 will also invest in health care for low-income families and seniors, cut state property taxes for everyone, and eliminate B & O taxes for most small businesses.
For public education, the initiative will provide dedicated funding for the Education Legacy Trust Account, which can ONLY be used for:
• class size reductions;
• expanding access to higher education;
• early learning programs;
• tutoring programs; and
• professional development for educators.
Read more about why you should vote YES on I-1098 to help kids and education.
Approve Referendum 52
Too many children in Washington State learn in unsafe and unhealthy classrooms. Funding shortages and maintenance backlogs mean many schools are in need of repair and cleanup of dangerous toxins like mold and asbestos.
That’s why LEV recommends voters approve Referendum 52.
R-52 would raise $500 million in state bonds to make grants available to local school districts. The grants would fix critical problems—replacing lead pipes, removing asbestos, and installing new heat and ventilation systems—to make our schools healthy for kids and more efficient for taxpayers.
Read more about how Referendum 52 will benefit kids and education.
For questions about these ballot measures, please don’t hesitate to contact us at email@example.com.
League of Education Voters