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Family urges yes vote on Tigard-Tualatin School District levy

To the Editor:

My husband and I moved to the lovely town of King City from Utah almost two years ago. We absolutely love it here! We are simply blown away by the beauty of Oregon and all it has to offer.

We have 3 children, ages 15, 10 and 6. Through the Deer Creek PSO, we became aware of an existing levy that is up for renewal and will be on the November ballot as Measure 34-224.

I'm writing to encourage all King City residents to vote yes on this levy. It is not a new tax but a continuation of the rate we've already been paying for years. It was originally approved in 2000 (and) renewed in 2004 and 2008.

This measure will allow the Tigard-Tualatin School District to preserve 55 teachers, which will keep class sizes from growing while protecting educational programs - all without raising our current taxes.

Our family hopes to be here for years to come. We need a strong school system to strengthen our children's ability to make a positive impact in the years ahead. The adage, "It takes a village to raise a child," still rings true today.

Our children need every chance possible, and every vote counts. If you aren't currently registered, please call 503-846-5800 as soon as possible and remember to vote yes on the local option levy.

Heather Donbrosky

King City