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Vote yes on LWSD measures | Letter
I am writing to encourage your readers to vote yes for the Lake Washington School District (LWSD) levies that will be on the Feb. 11 ballot.
As a veteran realtor, I am well aware that good schools add to property values. In the November and December 2013 issue of national publication Certified Residential Specialist a study by Move.com is quoted that states “three-out-of-five homebuyers say school boundaries are a major factor in their home-buying decision.” Twenty-four percent of homebuyers would pay 1-5 percent above budget for good schools and nearly 21 percent say they would pay 6-10 percent above” budget.
That’s a pretty resounding statement supporting quality schools.
Many readers may not be aware that two of the three levies are replacement, not new levies. The third is a bond intended to replace aging schools and expand capacity for a growing population.
Let’s continue the quality of life and level of education and home values in the LWSD. Please vote yes on Feb. 11.
Betsy Sutthoff Weyer