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I am writing to encourage your readers to vote yes for the Lake Washington School District levies that will be on the Feb. 11 ballot.

As a veteran Realtor, I am well aware that good schools add to property values. In the November and December 2013 issue of national publication Certified Residential Specialist a study by Move.com is quoted that states "three-out-of-five homebuyers say school boundaries are a major factor in their home-buying decision." Twenty-four percent of homebuyers would pay 1-5 percent above budget for good schools and nearly 21 percent say they would pay 6-10 percent above" budget.

That's a pretty resounding statement supporting quality schools.

Many readers may not be aware that two of the three levies are replacement, not new levies. The third is a bond intended to replace aging schools and expand capacity for a growing population.

Let's continue the quality of life and level of education and home values in the Lake Washington School District. Please vote yes on Feb 11.

Betsy Sutthoff Weyer, Kirkland

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