I recently joined the teaching profession, and began working in the Lake Washington School District last year. I love my job, but I am worried that our district’s rapid growth is impacting my students’ educational opportunities.
Our schools are overcrowded and we are using a lot of portable classrooms, which are not a long-term solution. Next year there will be 168 portables across the district. That is equivalent to the classroom space in seven elementary schools.
Unless we come up with a solution, this problem is only going to get worse. That’s why I’m supporting the Lake Washington School District’s April 26 bond measure.
We have one of the state’s fastest-growing school districts, and we have grown from sixth to fourth largest this year alone. Projections show that are our student population will only continue to increase.
The April 26 bond improves our students’ educational opportunities without raising our tax rate. This is because it prioritizes our district’s most urgent needs to keep costs low. You can learn more at www.lwsd.org.
Teacher at Keller Elementary in Kirkland