Vote ‘yes’ on Camas School District levies
Tuesday, Feb. 13, is election day for the voters in the Camas School District. On the ballot will be two propositions: Proposition 6 is the replacement of the expiring educational programs and operations levy and Proposition 7 is the replacement of the capital levy for technology, health and safety. Both propositions are levy renewals at the same rate.
Along with Pat Hennessey, I am co-chairing the campaign effort in the name of the Camas Citizens for Quality Schools (CCQS). We are a completely self-funded volunteer organization. The CCQS will spend the coming weeks getting the word out encouraging you to vote and to vote “yes.”
As mentioned, these are replacements for expiring levies at the same estimated rate. These are not new or additional taxes.
Levy dollars are required by the state to be covered by the local citizens. And these dollars go toward a long list of district expenses such as special education, school nurses, athletics, music and arts, educator training, substitute teachers, advanced courses and much more. Simply put, this makes the renewal of the levies critical.
And finally, a strong school district is an attractive school district. Not only attractive to students, parents and educators, but also to local businesses, the downtown district and the community in general.