2018 LWSD Bond and Levies

The Lakeview PTSA voted at the November 16, 2017 member meeting to endorse the 2018 LWSD Bond, 2018 Capital Projects Levy and 2018 Educational Programs and Operations Levy.

Lakeview PTSA encourages all Lakeview families and friends to vote YES for the three LWSD initiatives on February 13, 2018.

Why do we need a bond? For the past 7 years our district has added 700 students each year. LWSD is now the third largest school district in the state! As a result our schools are bursting at the seems. The 2018 Bond includes building a new elementary school in the Kirkland area and an addition at LW High School.

Why should I vote yes for the levies? These levies pay for many things we might consider basic yet the state does not fund. The Capital Projects Levy pays for building maintenance (playgrounds, heating, roofing, security, fire protection, etc)  and technology (computers, printers, software, etc). The Educational Programs and Operations Levy pays for substitute teachers, nurses, ELL staff, Special Education staff, transportation staff as well as staff for Quest and preschools.

The Bond and 2 Levies will not raise the tax rate and will actually go down from $3.16 to $2.93 per thousand AV.

Here are things you can do to help:

  • Register to vote no later than January 15! Encourage your friends to register to vote! It only takes five minutes and you can do it online: www.vote.wa.gov
  • Like the campaign Facebook page and invite your friends to like it: www.facebook.com/VoteForLakeWashingtonKids
  • Spread the word to your friends, family, neighbors and colleagues, even if they don’t have kids in school. Here are the top reasons to vote yes
  • Here are 3 one-page fact sheets about the bond and two levies.