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Bellevue Chamber of Commerce board endorses school measures

The Bellevue Chamber of Commerce has endorsed two Bellevue School District levies and a bond measure on the Feb. 11 ballot.

The Educational & Operations levy will provide 27 percent of the district’s operating budget, the Technology & Capital Projects levy will integrate more innovate curriculum into classrooms, and the Capital Construction bond will rebuild Bennett, Clyde Hill, Enatai, Puesta del Sol, and Stevenson elementary schools.

“The Bellevue School District is a vital asset to Bellevue businesses,” explained Tom Sulewski, Bellevue Chamber of Commerce Board Chairman. “It’s important that Bellevue’s business community support investments in Bellevue schools when the District has shown those investments will do so much for students.”

The news release from the chamber said the board’s unanimous vote in support of the measures ties to several factors:

  • The positive direct impact the passage of levies and bond measures make on students who are the business and community leaders of tomorrow.
  • The district’s delivery on past bond and levy packages.
  • The district’s consistent national recognition as one of the top districts in the nation and the knowledge that the quality of its education system is a driver for the local economy that attracts businesses and families to live and stay in the community.

The district has 18,351 students at 27 schools.

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