LETTER | Yes on School District Bond

Dear Editor:


My children attended Lake Washington public schools, and both are now college graduates with successful careers. I attribute their achievements to the fine education they received in our school district, and I want to make sure that all of our community’s children have access to that same opportunity. That’s why I’m supporting the April 26 school district bond

We have overcrowded schools, with our students attending classes in hallways and other spaces not meant for learning. We are using a lot of portables, and the problem is just getting worse. In fact, by next year we will have 168 portable buildings across the district.

The Lake Washington School District bond will improve our kids’ educational opportunities without raising our tax rate. I’ve personally spent time researching the proposal, and learned that this bond measure keeps costs down for taxpayers by addressing our district’s needs in stages. It prioritizes the most urgent projects first – the ones that will have the greatest impact on students.

By paying off other district bonds and levies, the school district can fund this bond proposal without raising our tax rate. In addition, the bond approval ensures that the district is eligible for state matching funds to make sure our local investment goes even further. If you want to learn more, visit www.lwsd.org

I hope you will join me in voting “yes” for our schools April 26. 


Taylor Hawes