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Lake Washington School District No. 414 has three issues before you the voters Feb. 11 and each is deserving of your yes vote. One: An Educational Programs and Operations Levy that replaces an expiring levy. This measure funds schools beyond the state basis for education, which we should want so our schools continue to be excellent. Two: A Capital Projects Levy that replaces an expiring levy funding technology learning and provides added health and welfare, things we cherish on the eastside. Three: A bond measure that adds, modernizes and replaces school facilities to prevent overcrowding, meet standards and provide equity. Juanita High School is an award-winning campus designed for an open-plan concept with education off campus, as well as reallocated extra sate area allotments, that allowed for a pool, theatre and field house. Though the later was unique and valuable to the district in the 1970's and have served well, Juanita High School has lived with portables since the 1980’s because its campus does not have enough permanent academic classrooms. It is time to correct this. We need the new schools and upgrades throughout our district or our kids may be the unlucky ones in a facility that is subpar to what you expect or see elsewhere. I encourage you to vote yes now on all three, especially the bond measure.

Matt Gregory, Kirkland

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