Levy request shows commitment to building maintenance
Peninsula voters will soon receive their ballots for the Feb. 9 special election to renew the school district’s existing M&O levy.
The levy provides needed revenue that funds day-to-day district operations until such time the state decides the future for how education is funded. This levy package demonstrates that the Peninsula School Board has listened to all local residents and tax payers. The levy request is a reduced tax rate, shows a commitment to building maintenance, spending is transparent and contingencies are in place that will benefit tax payers as the state moves closer to fully funding the schools in compliance with the McCleary Decision.
Voters should be reminded that this levy request is not a new tax or a capital projects levy and we will continue to have the lowest levy tax rates in Pierce County. Many thanks to the school board for a levy package that all voters should support with their “yes” vote.
Jerry Gibbs and Ken Manning, Gig Harbor
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