Lance Beck, President and CEO of Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce –
The Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) is pleased to announce their support for the proposed School Programs and Operations Levy by the Central Valley School District.
The Chamber has long supported the public schools serving the Spokane Valley and surrounding area. The Chamber has established a goal of supporting the schools in their strategic plans. The Chamber believes that supporting education also supports the expansion of economic development in our community. For business to prosper, we need an educated workforce.
If we allow our schools to suffer from the less-than-needed level of funding from the state, we all will suffer the long-term effects, not only as businesses, but as a community.
The Chamber applauds the efforts of the school board and administration to deal with the financial difficulties of the past several years. They have managed their budget responsibly while also advocating with the state to find long-term solutions to the current budget crisis they and other districts are facing across the State of Washington.
Even with all the budget cutting and demonstrated fiscal prudence, there is a point at which reductions in spending can no longer be continued without causing serious damage to the quality of education. It is time for voters in the district to approve the requested Supplemental School Programs and Operations Levy. The Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce encourages members stand in support and encourage a YES vote in February.
Barry Baker, Baker Construction CEO (Greater Spokane Valley Chamber Past Chairman) –
My wife and I have 6 Children. 5 of those went through the Central Valley School system. All had varying skill sets and abilities
Without exception they received a great education from teachers, school staff, and coaches who taught them, challenged them, supported them, and celebrated with them their successes and consoled them in their failures.
Our family is grateful for the education, sports, clubs, opportunities, and activities that helped our children learn and grow. We are lucky that our children have chosen to stay in our area, some into our family business, and work alongside the great team we have at Baker Construction & Development.
Throughout the Central Valley School District, a good education encompasses classroom study, music, sports, and all the activities that make a school a community and helps teach our children to be team players and contributing members of our workforce and community.
Central Valley has always exhibited the same set of values that I feel are important. They have always proven to me that they watch our dollars and spend them wisely.
My family and I can say without hesitation that we fully support Central Valley schools and are voting YES on the levy when the ballot arrives!
Greg Repetti, MultiCare Valley Hospital President (Greater Spokane Valley Chamber Past Chairman) –
Great societies are judged by how we educate our kids and how we care for our sick. As a healthcare executive, I couldn’t agree more. Healthcare represents 20% of our country’s GDP, and I would like to see 20% of students, or more, entering careers in healthcare. That doesn’t just mean becoming a doctor or a nurse. There are so many ways to work in healthcare. That is why I am proud that my hospital partners with Central Valley School District to provide opportunities for elementary and middle school students to learn from our staff monthly in their classrooms and to experience career days onsite with our highly trained employees. CVSD is an innovative district, educating and preparing students for careers in innovative fields. I support the CVSD levy on the February ballot to ensure the continuation of valuable programs like ours where students can not only imagine, but practice their futures.
Denny York, Commercial Property Specialist, Coldwell Banker Tomlinson, Parent of two CVSD past students (Greater Spokane Valley Chamber Past Chairman)
Great schools means great/strong/caring communities. Please get out and vote in February.
Geo Engineers Senior Principal Bruce Williams –
I fully support passage of the Central Valley School District levy in February. This levy will benefit and prepare students by providing advanced technology in the classrooms. The levy will also fund smaller class sizes and systems to focus on both struggling and advanced students, which will provide students with better access to teachers, nurses and counselors. Programs funded by this levy such as music, sports, and STEM camps help provide a well-rounded education for students, better preparing them for careers after school. Finally, the levy provides further security measures to ensure our students are safe.
Schools are the cornerstones of our community. As a business owner, I recognize the critical importance of quality teachers and schools in our region. Commitment to our schools, which includes passing levies, is a long-term investment in our students and community, as a well-educated populace provides opportunities for all. Excellent schools and teachers, such as those in CVSD, represent the number one reason for new businesses to relocate our region, allowing us to have a diverse, sustainable, and vibrant economy. Our students deserve opportunities to continue to receive an excellent education and this levy will provide funding to build and maintain programs to enhance their learning. CVSD has proven to be an excellent steward of our public dollars to advance educational opportunities for our students.
Education is the best investment we can make for our region. Please join me in investing in our students and vote YES for the CVSD levy in February.
Matt Albright, CVSD Parent and Local Health Care Executive –
As a 12-year citizen of Liberty Lake and father of four children who have, currently are, and will attend school in the Central Valley School District, I strongly support this levy and hope you will too.
Our family spent 20 years in the active duty United States Air Force before we retired and made Liberty Lake our permanent home and one of the biggest reasons why we chose this community was because of its high performing education system.
Since we moved here, I can say that CVSD has not let us down. Our kids have all received incredible educations and they have thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of their experience from their teachers to sports to clubs to school events.
We have also noticed that every year CVSD continues to build on their pursuit towards even greater excellence in education. Our community supporting this levy is an important part of their ability to continue in that pursuit.
As a local health care executive and someone that volunteers a significant amount of their personal time on local, regional, and state councils that work on ways to motivate the next generation to pursue health care careers, I know how important a successful and thriving school district is not only to the families that live in it but also for the businesses that are currently located there or have a desire to move in.
By supporting this levy, CVSD will be able to continue to meet the needs of our growing community. For the sake of our children and the future success of our community I hope you will join me and vote YES in February to approve this levy.
My husband and I are VOTING YES because we understand the value of a CVSD education. We were raised in the Spokane Valley and are graduates of the Central Valley school system. He is a successful health care leader and I am a successful business owner today because we had a strong educational foundation. Our district is one of the best in the state! And as such, they have thoughtfully prepared for the future growth of our district. They have diligently managed our taxpaying dollars from previous bonds and levies to meet the prior facility and education needs of our district. I TRUST THEM FULLY to do it again with these levy dollars and the plans to meet these current and critical needs for our district. I am PROUD to say I am VOTING YES and PROUD to say my sons will both be third generation graduates of CVSD!
Lindsay Miller, CVSD Parent –
Central Valley School District has been so great for our boys! From additional support to help our son stay on track with his reading to keeping our other son engaged in math by giving him additional challenges when he went beyond his grade level. The teachers, counselors and staff have been so engaged with us and we are so blessed to live in this district! We are voting yes on February 9th to help sustain and support this awesome school district.
Central Valley Education Association President Wally Watson –
The Central Valley Education Association encourages community members to continue their investment in our students and public schools by voting YES on the February 9th school levy. This supplemental levy allows Central Valley students the additional support they need, including smaller class sizes, safety and support personnel, updated technology, and school security. Central Valley has been the regional leader in financial stewardship, and with your support, will bring our students the best educational experience possible.
I am VOTING YES because I trust and support the thoughtful planning that CVSD has done to solve for a rapidly growing district. CVSD has delivered on every promise and they have been good stewards with our taxpaying dollars. Now is a critical time for our district, community and students.
In these times of many funding challenges facing our public schools it is critically important we as citizens speak with our vote of YES to ensure access to a quality education for ALL students.
As a parent of three CVSD graduates I know first hand the need for comprehensive class offerings, academic, special needs and extra curricular programs, and highly skilled educators.
CVSD is and continues to be a transparent and trusted partner, using our levy funds to invest in ALL our students readiness to graduate and become contributing citizens of our communities. Please join me in VOTING YES come February 9, 2021.
is PROUD to stand behind and beside the Central Valley Citizens for Education and their work to support the passing of the 2021 levy to meet our growing needs in our Central Valley School District. As a local business, we understand that communities are known by the schools they keep. It is up to us to support local education. It is up to us to know and understand that better schools means increased home values. Increased home values lead to positive economic growth, which in turn leads to positive outcomes for local business owners. We ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER! It isn’t just about families with children in schools. It is about building stronger communities and leaving legacies. The time is now. BrandVenture Consulting SUPPORTS THE LEVY! Won’t you?
Julie Van Wormer, Architects West –
As a member of the Greater Spokane region, I strongly encourage everyone to VOTE YES on the Central Valley School District levy. As a parent, grandparent, and active business and community person, I have seen first-hand the importance education has on our youth’s future success. Schools need to be safe, functional, and be able to handle the increasing number of students and the programs necessary to support them. The Central Valley School District has shown they are responsible and accountable with the citizen’s tax dollars. Central Valley School District is doing their part – now it is time for us to do our part and VOTE YES on February 9, 2021.
Nootenboom Family –
Please join the Nootenboom family in voting yes on February 9th, 2021. Having had my children attend CVSD for almost 12 years, I am proud of the opportunities each of them have been afforded. From extra and co-curricular programs, course offerings and special education, my children have had the highest quality education. The staff at all levels have positively impacted my children for a lifetime. This levy will effect kids in 2022 and beyond!! Please VOTE YES!
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