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01/27/2006: "Letters on SJI School Levy"

Coach Will Vote For Levy

Dear Editor,

It has been our privilege to be part of the Wolverine football team and the Friday Harbor High School learning community. The support that this community shows to our sports teams and to our schools is wonderful!

We are so proud of the performance of our athletic teams on the fields and courts. We also know that the victories that live over a lifetime are the ones that occur in our classrooms.

This past fall our Boys and Girls soccer teams were each Class A Academic State Champions, and our tennis and volleyball and football teams achieved Distinguished Scholarship awards. It is a tremendous achievement to succeed in both the classroom and in athletics.

Funding from our maintenance and operations levy is crucial to providing these life changing experiences in our classrooms, through our music, drama and arts programs, and through athletics. We urge you to vote "YES" for the renewal of our maintenance and operations levy. Your continuing support makes a difference for each student in our community.

Thank you for your continued support of our school team!

Richard and Jenny Ledford


Grateful For Their Education

Dear Editor:

As recent graduates of Friday Harbor High School we would like to ad our voices to those in support of the renewal of the San Juan Island School District Maintenance and Operations Levy. We are grateful for the education we received from the public schools and hope that current students will also be prepared to take their next steps towards becoming successful community members.

Go Wolverines!

Anna Gordon, Danny Cumming, Shay Hopkins, Fletcher Vynne, Erica Percich, Brady Ryan, Alex Altman, Julie Tate, and Kimberly Kennedy


We Support Renewal Of Levy

To the Editor:

It is time to renew the Maintenance and Operations Levy for the San Juan Island School District. M&O funds provide approximately 20% of the public schools' annual budget, and they are critical for the continued excellence of our schools.

Our family will reach a milestone this coming June when our youngest son graduates from Friday Harbor High School! Our boys have received a great education in our public schools, and have especially benefited from programs that might not have existed without M&O funds, such as sports, AP classes, and reasonable class sizes.

We are happy to continue our support of the M&O Levy renewals beyond the benefits to our own kids, as we want future generations of Friday Harbor kids to have the same opportunities for a great start in life that our kids have had.

Please join us in voting YES for the upcoming Maintenance & Operations Levy!

Maude and Bill Cumming

Tom Bauschke
John Evans
Mary Kalbert
Ron Keeshan
Gordy Petersen
Janice Peterson
Bruce Sallan
Terra Tamai
Amy Wynn
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