As former elected School Board Member, State Legislator and King County Judge, we understand the importance of educating all children. A well rounded education leads to productive citizens, which then create vibrant and successful communities.
We feel fortunate to be members of the Enumclaw community and look to the future through supporting the next generation of students. We all have an opportunity to continue to invest in our community by supporting the Enumclaw School District replacement of the expiring levy. This levy finances educational programs and operational expenses that are not covered by state funding. Athletics, special education, transportation and activities are some of the programs paid for with your YES vote.
Our children had the benefit of graduating from Enumclaw High School and the opportunity to participate in the programs funded by these local levy dollars. Providing for future generations by investing in our community is our responsibility. The good news is the overall tax rate (local levy + state assessment) on all Enumclaw School District property owners will decrease via the new tax formula.
We are forever grateful for those that came before us and believed in our children by supporting our schools. Please join us by voting YES on the replacement levy.
Rick Bathum & Cathy Dahlquist