I’ve been a LWHS parent for 7 years, I can see firsthand how many more kids pour into the school every year. The classes and building are jammed and they have had to put 10 portable classrooms out in the parking lot. LWHS is not an aberration, this is happening all across the district.As a PTA leader at the Council (school district) level I talk to PTA officers from all of LWSD’s 41 PTAs and the topic of overcrowding is a constant refrain. This is impacting our kids’ ability to learn!
That’s why I’m supporting the school district levies and bond on the Feb. 13 ballot. These three proposals prioritize our schools’ most urgent over-crowding, education, safety, technology and maintenance needs, while keeping costs to taxpayers low.
The bond provides more classroom space to help relieve over-crowding. It includes adding a new wing onto LWHS, rebuilding and enlarging Kamiakin Middle School, and adding an elementary school in the LW Learning Community, among other projects.
The levies supply the funding needed to maintain the district’s excellent educational programs and technology, improve facilities and fields, and keep students safe.
The bond and capital levy maintain the current tax rate, while the educational programs and operations levy actually lowers the local tax rate.