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Endorsements - Join the list of Yes for Kids supporters!

Passing the levy is crucial to the education and well being of our students and community! — Melissa Alfstad

Kids need these services during and after the pandemic now more than ever! — Lauren Apfelbaum

I support our kids now for their future later. — Devony Audet

As Spokane City Council President, I see every day the importance of having an effective school district empowering our children and how it improves our economy and our City. — Breean Beggs

I support this levy with great enthusiasm and look forward to strengthening the resources our schools and families will need in this difficult time — Sheila Collins

I support education and the vision of SPS — Cathy Comfort

We believe in quality, community-supported schools for every single kid in Spokane. — Kristin & Jeremy Day

Spokane Public Schools offer students a world class education! Keep our community strong by continuing to support excellence in education. — Cynthia Eaton

I will vote YES for the replacement Levy for Spokane Public Schools! — Stacy Endress

Voting yes on the school levy ensures that we have strong public schools. It is an important investment in our future. Strong schools create strong communities. — Joanne Ferris

I am so proud to work and serve such a supportive community for schools! Spokane puts our students and families first! Thank you Spokane! — Steve Fisk

Our children have had a very positive experience in SPS Schools. When they return to in-person school, we want them to be able to experience their arts and sports activities. We are so thankful for all their teachers have done to teach and stay connected during this time. We support the levy replacement! Vote YES for Kids! — Jim & Wendy Fitzgerald

I support young people’s education and the Levy! — Greg Forsyth

Voting yes on this levy is voting yes for kids. Our kids have been through so much this year but things are starting to get back to normal. Let’s make sure when kids return to in person learning that they have all the support, services and opportunities that they need and deserve. SPS has done a wonderful job of trying to make sure all kids have had what they needed while they are learning remotely with their teachers. Let’s show our kids we care by voting YES!!! — Lisa Foster

I endorse the Levy that supports my child's teachers, staff, and ultimately our community. My household is voting yes! — Miguel Gonzales

The Spokane Firefighters Union Local 29 unanimously voted to endorse the 2021 Levy at their meeting last week. — John Goodman

This is absolutely essential for our kids. So many important programs depend on this levy. Our kids deserve the best. The programs support so many in our community that deserve our support. — Heidi Harding

I am proud to endorse Spokane Public Schools. — Kate Hellenthal

As the Athletic Director at Lewis and Clark HS I know how important extracurricular activities are to our students. The levy is the primary funding source for all the programs at Lewis and Clark. I whole heartily support this levy. — Dave Hughes

Help our students have the support they need to suceed both in and out of the classroom. VOTE YES ON FEB.9 — Lynn Humphreys Clark

So much of the strength of our community stems directly from a strong education system that creates informed, inquisitive, and creative citizens who take an active role in shaping our community. Quite simply, we all benefit from a strong education system. Please join me in supporting public education, Spokane Public Schools, and the youth of our community through the passage of this Levy! — Kris Jeske

Local levies provide quality education for local children. Tech support in the virtual classroom none of us expected? Funded by the levy. School nurses? Largely funded by the levy. Support educators to help kids succeed? Levy. Sports and arts and the things that light kids’ eyes up? Made possible by levy funds! We believe in preparing students to make the best future possible and our local levy helps provide us the tools to make that happen. — Michaela Jones

I support Spokane Public Schools, our students, and their families. — Lisa Kine

I fully support ‘Yes for Schools’. Our children are our leaders of the future and are deserving of the support of their community as they go through schooling. Many of the items the levies support I consider basic and fundamental, without the levies these resources will not be available. Children are our future, let’s support them on this journey. — Julia Larsen

This levy is important for the future of Spokane Public Schools and all our children and grandchildren. Keeping Spokane Public Schools healthy is essential to the social and economic well-being of our region. — Jerry LeClaire

Continue to support our future!! — Jason Lesley

I fully support Spokane Schools! — Susan Miller

Please support our kids! Please vote YES for the 2021 Spokane Public Schools Levy! — Christine Moore

Now more than ever, our kids need the support the levy will provide! — Nancy Nicholas

I love the school choice options at SPS. Students have the opportunity to try nontraditional education models, to seek extra enrichment, to learn a foreign language early on, or even to join a program built around parent involvement. — Rachel Nicholson

Support our kids, support our community! — Lara Nybo

Having lived all over the country, I can say that Spokane Public Schools stand out as exemplary. This is due in no small part to the investment voters have consistently made in public education. Let’s KEEP our public schools strong! — Justin Racht

It's important to me that my two children in Spokane Public Schools have access to a well rounded education! — Marcheta & Keta Rapp

This has been a difficult and contentious year in our country and the Spokane community. In a couple months we will have the opportunity to vote “Yes for Kids,” casting our ballots for something inspiring rather than divisive. Spokane Public Schools (along with other local districts) will ask voters to approve a replacement levy on February 9, 2021. This is not a new tax; it replaces the existing levy at a rate lower than 2018 and prior years to fund programs and essential services foundational to our education system. Growing up in Spokane and moving away for college, graduate school, and my early career, I returned to Spokane to start a family – in no small part because of our great public schools. My children have benefitted from the quality of programs in SPS elementary and middle (soon-to-be high!) schools. The quality we have come to expect in our schools would not be possible without this critical levy – smaller class sizes, athletics, arts, music, drama, advanced placement classes, special education, and elementary specialists just to name a few examples. The levy also funds crucial staff who have become even more essential during this pandemic - nurses, counselors, and technology support. During this season of thanksgiving, I am thankful to live in a community that values our children and their education. Whether or not you have children in SPS schools, great schools make our community a more desirable place to live. Please support the upcoming levy - vote Yes for Kids! — Megan Read

The lasting positive impact that public schools (particularly the arts programs) have had on our family is invaluable. Both my students earned full tuition scholarships to college, which would not have been possible without SPS. I fully support the school levy! — Marnie Rorholm

Voting “YES” for Spokane Public Schools will continue the excellent work that our educators are doing for our children’s future!!! Jenny Rose Past President of the Spokane Education Association — Jenny Rose

Spokane public schools has been a bulwark for our community - balancing the needs of the students, parents, faculty and staff, as well as the community at large - but always keeping kids at the core of what drives it. 2020, especially, has been a challenging time for everyone and SPS has been there for us. Let's continue to show up for our kids - even if you don't have children at home, Spokane's kids are "our kids" - vote yes for the levy. — Teresa Schock

Let's do this for the kids! — Brent Seedall

I support Spokane levy — Melany Sheikh

We need this levy more than ever. Our schools need to retain our counselors, nurses, and extra custodians to help our students during this pandemic and afterwards to continue to support their health and social and emotional needs. The levy also helps pay for additional tech support which is also needed desperately. — Michelle Stowell

Our Kids are our future and need to be back in school, People of today don't recognizes that. we need to pass this Levy as its important to those who work in the Spokane Public Schools as well as our students. PASS — Daniel Swartz

"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them" Einstein We may never know where the new knowledge will come from, Stay Ready! — Charles Thomas

Support our kids and Vote Yes for Kids by voting yes for the SPS Replacement Levy! — Stacey Ward
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