I have to confess that I’m slightly biased.
Okay, I’m more than slightly biased. I’m very biased.
My wife is an elementary teacher in the Central Kitsap School District. All 4 of our kids have attended CK schools and 3 have already graduated from Central Kitsap High School (named 7 times as one of the top high schools in the nation). As a local real estate professional, one of the bigger selling points that attracts new residents to our area is the reputation our district has earned for providing students with a quality education.
On February 9, 2010, Central Kitsap residents will have the opportunity of voting to replace the School Support Levy. The current levy, approved by voters in 2006, is at a rate of $2.16 per thousand of assessed value. For the first year of the new proposed School Replacement Levy, the rate would increase from $2.16 to approximately $2.49 per thousand of assess value.
With all the recent decisions being made for us in our nation’s capitol, directing our hard-earned tax-paying dollars towards bailing out Wall Street and underwriting nationalized health-care, it’s nice to know that each of us can have a direct, positive impact by deciding to invest in our community, and the continued level of educational excellence being offered to our children.
I would encourage you to take just a moment and access the Central Kitsap School District website, and view the “Did You Know” page which lists many of the recent accomplishments by CK students and staff.
And please Vote ‘YES’ to replace the Central Kitsap School Support Levy!
For more detailed information, go to Central Kitsap School Support Levy.