Saturday, January 21, 2006

Vote Yes to Mercer Island Schools

Mercer Island has a reputation as a tight community with strong schools. Almost 1/4 of the school budget comes from a property tax allocation called the "general levy" which is up for renewal every couple of years in a special election. This year's election is on February 7th, and since nothing else is on the ballot it's especially important for people who care about Mercer Island schools to take the effort to turn out.

Interestingly, although this one election accounts for a huge part of the school budget, the school district is not allowed to lobby or organize anything in support of the election, so the entire get-out-the-vote effort is run by a bunch of volunteers unaffiliated with the school. Since my wife and I care a lot about Mercer Island school quality, we joined the committee and set up a web site to promote the cause.

Take a look at the site and let me know what you think:
Vote Yes to MI Schools

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