Steilacoom residents had the chance to learn more about the upcoming Steilacoom Historical School District #1 levy at a community forum on January 21. The main points of the presentation included that this is NOT a new tax but a renewal. The new rate is significantly reduced from the current rate (from $2.57 to $2.24). This will most likely be the lowest rate in Pierce County (not bad for having one of the BEST Districts in the area!). The state only provides 80% of the funds to educate our children. We rely on the levy to provide the additional 20% support for classroom materials, transportation, technology, security, athletics and other student services. All ballots must be returned by mail so don’t forget to mail it in as soon as you get it (an all mail-in ballot saves the District thousands of dollars in election costs). February 9 is the deadline!
Check your mailbox and look around your neighborhood – flyers are out and signs are up to remind us to VOTE YES by Feb 9 for the SHSD#1 levy. Pay less and support the kids – that’s a win win everyone can agree on! Check out the details at www.supportshsdstudents.com.