On Feb. 13, we have a special election. Looking at the ballot, the only items are school levy and bond measures for schools. The brochure sent by Lake Washington Schools indicates that the new levy will be less than the current one.
Good news, but schools never need less money. So what is going on? Special Elections cost money, and why a special election for school funding? It doesn’t appear to require an urgent vote.
Typically fewer people vote for a special election because the topics being voted on are of interest to fewer people. Why February? I got the answer in a news article today on King5, King County property taxes will go up 17 percent, mainly to fund our schools. The special election will occur before we get our tax bills and we find out how much we will be paying for the Lake Washington Schools starting this year.
Enough of the games. Send them the message, NO. If we start defeating the bills in special elections, maybe they will get the message that we are tired of the games.