As a patron of Vancouver Public Schools since 1977, I have always been supportive of the school levies. School is a place where differences are honored, cultures are celebrated, and learning occurs despite myriad changes and upheavals in society. That is why we hire the best teachers, best instructional assistants, best administrators, and attempt to elect the most capable people to the school board. This levy helps to pay for staffing and operations that are unfunded, or underfunded, by the state. These programs help our students receive the educational services they need. Please vote yes on Feb. 14.
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