Letter: Ballots have been mailed; now it’s time to cast votes

Editor,

February ballots have been mailed.

Even with only two things to vote on, please don’t think it’s not important. The South Whidbey School District is asking voters to renew two levies. These levies replace expiring levies. They are not in addition to what taxpayers already pay.

All school districts in the State of Washington count on levies, and the renewal of them every two to six years.

The levies on our ballot are expected to translate to be about the same, or slightly lower, tax dollars than what you have been paying. They help pay for athletics, music and arts, lower class sizes, maintenance of facilities, food service etc.

To learn more, visit swslevy.com or the school district’s website.

Shelly Ackerman

Langley

More in Letters to the Editor

Letter: Are orca trying to let onlookers know plight?

Editor, Soon after I moved to Whidbey Island in 1985 from the… Continue reading

Letter: Puget Sound Regional Council doesn’t set tariffs

Editor, This is just a note to clarify that the Puget Sound… Continue reading

Letter: Fair a good opportunity to learn about fire district

Editor, The South Whidbey Fire/EMS Fire Fair on July 27 provided me… Continue reading

Letter: Langley must do more to become disabled friendly

Editor, I want to add my voice to those requesting more consideration… Continue reading

Letter: Will state ferries become service only for wealthy?

Editor, It’s easy for us average people to despair over the enormous… Continue reading

Letter: WhidbeyHealth, Careage provide exceptional care

Editor, I have had surgery at WhidbeyHealth Medical Center and my wife… Continue reading

Letter: Recent clear-cutting on Maxwelton ‘obscene’

Editor, The recent clear-cut abomination on Maxwelton Road near the elementary schools… Continue reading

Letter: Air travel is accelerating human destruction

Editor, My curiosity, followed by a few calculations, led me to a… Continue reading

Letter: Thank you to those who helped put out fire

Editor, On Sunday, July 28, we experienced a residential fire in which… Continue reading

Most Read