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Support levies, bond | Letter

One night in 1989, I sat  on the floor of the convention center in Spokane. I was attending the Washington Elementary School Principals annual convention. At that time, I was a principal in the Battle Ground School District. I was speaking with a national consultant, one who had done extensive work in school districts in King County.

My wife and I were considering moving north to be near our families. I had a list of school districts in my pocket. I pulled it out and handed it to the consultant. She pulled a pen from behind her ear, quickly drew lines through the names of four school districts and handed the list back to me. The only district that was not crossed out was the Lake Washington School District (LWSD). She said, “That’s where you want to work.” She was right.

The LWSD has a long tradition and a strong reputation as not only one of the finest school district in our state but in the entire country. This is due to the skills of teachers, secretaries and other staff but also from the ongoing support of parents and community. Please support the continued excellence of the LWSD by voting in support of the upcoming levies and bond.

Jeff Newport, Duvall



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