Vote yes on school levy | Letter

As a mother of an OASIS student who also has experienced our elementary and Montessori schools, I believe that technology, when used appropriately, can help enhance learning. The remote learning demands of COVID revealed that all schools need to be better prepared with technology now and in the future. And, we need to ensure that items like wifi and laptops reach all kids in an equitable manner.

Monies from this levy can be used to support the continued renewal and improvement of technology systems, including software, and equipment, and can support staff and teacher training, digital curriculum, assessment systems, and more.

Please join me in voting yes for the replacement capital projects/technology levy issue on the ballot you have received in the mail. This is a renewal request for an expiring technology levy for our schools. It is not a new tax but instead is the 2021 Replacement Capital Projects/Technology Levy which was previously approved by voters. This levy is projected to cost approximately $0.19 per $1,000 of assessed property value. This is an investment in the future of our community, our kids, and our schools. To read more about the levy visit: http://orcasislandschools.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=362399&pageId=36836084

Michele Rodriguez

Orcas Island