We have much to celebrate today. Thanks to you, the local option levy will fund 150 teaching positions. This will stop the cuts and take on some of the most extreme class sizes. This is a good thing for our schools and our kids.
Thank you to the hard-working parent community who stepped up to carry out this campaign: Nearly 1,000 parents and grandparents volunteered their time, talent and energy. Thank you to the students across the district who made their voices heard during this campaign. Thank you to the amazing teachers and school staff who helped on their own time to serve as the backbone of the campaign. Thank you to our local business community who endorsed our campaign and provided much-needed contributions.
And, thank you to the voters for hearing our case, and responding to our call for help.
Throughout this campaign, Beaverton students have been strong advocates for the levy. From elementary to high school, students have let the community know that they need us to vote yes on Measure 34-204.
At Sunset High School, a group of students created a video to show how the budget cuts have affected their school and the quality of education they are receiving.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO
Our students are doing a great job advocating for themselves. But now they need us to support them with a yes vote.
CAN YOU HELP?
Here are three simple things you can do to help pass the local option levy, and provide funding for 150 teachers.
1. Vote YES on Measure 34-204 and be sure to return your ballot before 8pm on Tuesday, May 21.
2. If you are going to a youth sporting event or park this weekend, take some flyers and stickers and hand them out at the field. Remind everyone to turn their ballot in by May 21.
3. Call or send an email to your personal contacts. Remind people that we need parents to vote! The more parents we get to turn their ballots in, the more likely we are to win.
Contact the campaign if you need flyers or stickers.