Monroe School District seeks pro/con committee members for Nov. 8, 2022 levy

Monroe School District seeks pro/con committee members for Nov. 8, 2022 levy

Monroe School District seeks pro/con committee members for Nov. 8, 2022 levy

Monroe School District is seeking to renew its School Programs and Operations levy in the November 8, 2022 election. The levy would continue funding for critical needs not fully funded by the state, including:

  • Athletics and extracurricular activities, such as band, choir and drama
  • Additional staff beyond what the state provides funding for, such as nurses, counselors, paraeducators
  • Additional teachers beyond what the state provides funding for, to keep class sizes low
  • School safety and security
  • Student transportation
  • Special education programs
  • Student support programs
  • Professional learning for staff
  • Operations and building maintenance costs
  • Salaries and benefits beyond what the state funds so that Monroe can remain competitive with surrounding school districts and attract/retain quality staff

As part of the election process, the district is required to make a request for committee members to prepare pro and/or con statements for the voter's pamphlet regarding the education levy.

The Snohomish County voter's pamphlet will contain pro (supporting) and con (against) statements and rebuttals. The Pro Committee as a group will write a pro statement of up to 250 words and a 75-word rebuttal to the Con Committee statement. The Con Committee will write a 250-word statement in opposition to the ballot measure and a 75-word rebuttal to the Pro Committee's statement. All must be residents of Snohomish County. The Monroe School Board can appoint up to three members for each Committee.

Those interested in applying for one of the committee positions should submit their name, contact information and a brief statement as to why they would like to serve on one of the committees. There will be two committees created. The committee members are responsible for writing statements in favor or in opposition to the measures. Both will appear in the Snohomish County voters pamphlet.

There is a limit of three members per committee, but committees may seek input from others to develop a statement.

Please apply by noon on Monday, August 1st to communications@monroe.wednet.edu.

You can learn more about elections process here: https://www.snohomishcountywa.gov/DocumentCenter/V...

Timeline:

August 2: pro/con committee appointments due

August 12: pro/con committee statements due

August 17: pro/con committee rebuttals due