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Monday, August 31, 2015 This Week's Paper
District seeks ‘For,’ ‘Against’ statement authors for February 2014 levies

Election regulations require Tacoma Public Schools to solicit Tacoma citizens who want to represent the “For” and “Against” committees in the official election voter’s pamphlet.

If you would like the district to consider you for appointment to one of the two committees, please email your name, mailing address, phone number and email address to Dan Voelpel, Public Information Director, dvoelpe@tacoma.k12.wa.us, no later than Friday, Nov. 1. Please identify which of the four committees you would like to participate in:

For: Replacement of Expiring Levy for Educational Programs and Operations. Against: Replacement of Expiring Levy for Educational Programs and Operations. For: Replacement of Expiring Levy for School Technology Improvements and Upgrades Against: Replacement of Expiring Levy for School Technology Improvements and Upgrades You may apply for membership to more than one committee.

The district expects the School Board will officially name the committees, assuming volunteers step forward, by Nov. 14.

Proposition 1—Replacement of Expiring Levy for Educational Programs and Operations. The Board of Directors adopted Resolution 1943 concerning educational programs, operations, and maintenance of educational facilities. To maintain K-12 educational programs and small classes, fund day-to-day operations in all neighborhood schools district-wide, including classroom teachers, librarians, nurses, textbooks and instructional materials, athletics, arts and music programs, technology support, and maintain roofs, heating, electrical and plumbing systems, playgrounds/playfields, alarm, sprinkler, security and emergency preparedness systems, this proposition authorizes the District to levy excess taxes, to replace an expiring levy, on all taxable property within the District.

Proposition 2—Replacement of Expiring Levy for School Technology Improvements and Upgrades. The Board of Directors adopted Resolution 1944 concerning district-wide technology improvements and upgrades. This proposition authorizes the District to expand student access to technology in all neighborhood schools, provide technical training, support, and up-to-date tools for teaching and learning, replace outdated classroom computers for teachers and students, and improve the District’s online system for parents, students and teachers to monitor academic progress, homework, and attendance, by authorizing excess taxes, to replace an expiring levy, upon all taxable property within the District. Would you like to write the voter’s pamphlet statements supporting or opposing the two Tacoma Public Schools replacement levies that will appear on the February 11, 2014, ballot?

Election regulations require Tacoma Public Schools to solicit Tacoma citizens who want to represent the “For” and “Against” committees in the official election voter’s pamphlet.

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