For the past 10 years, our three children have attended schools in the Lake Washington School District. We’re proud to call Lake Washington our home. Like so many other families, we chose Lake Washington because of its strong schools, supportive educators and administrators and committed families.
Our community is growing. Thanks to our strong schools, year after year we continue to see more families move to Lake Washington, and that of course means more students in our classrooms. Our district has more than 29,000 students, making it the third largest in the state. From 2010 to 2017 we added about 700 new students on average each year. In fact, 2018 marks the 10th straight year of increased enrollment in our schools.
But even the best schools and teachers can’t do their jobs if there’s nowhere to put the kids. That’s why our family is voting “yes” on the two levies and one bond ballot measures this February. These measures will help alleviate overcrowding by adding more classroom space and upgrading existing facilities. They will also invest in learning by providing our teachers with materials and supports they need to do their jobs.
We can’t think of a better way to show our support for our schools, our kids and our community than by investing in our schools. We hope you’ll consider doing the same and vote “yes” on propositions 1, 2 and 3 in February.
Beth and Jule Sigall