Support the Capital and Technology levy for our schools | Letters

We encourage all eligible voters to join us and vote yes for our children, schools and community in the upcoming election on Feb. 9.

The renewal of the Capital and Technology Levy will help ensure that our students continue to receive a first-rate education in Friday Harbor.

Island voters have a long history of supporting our schools, and it is critical now more than ever to continue our investment in the future. The requested renewal is $0.455 per $1,000 of assessed value.

This means that a homeowner with a $500,000 property is contributing $227 per year towards our schools and it is important to note that this is not a new tax.

The funds will be used for projects such as a science, technology, engineering, and math classroom at the elementary school, addressing structural problems at the middle school site, and modernizing locker rooms at Turnbull gym at the high school.  These are just a few examples of projects that have been identified as top priorities by a committee consisting of a wide range of community members.

Strong schools are the foundation upon which vibrant communities are built. Please vote yes to renew the Capital and Technology levy on Feb. 9.

Travis and Jennifer Ayers

Friday Harbor