DSA Board Endorses 2018 FEPP Levy
The Downtown Seattle Association is proud to endorse the City’s Families, Education, Preschool and Promise Levy on the November 2018 ballot.
This levy aims to ensure that kids enter kindergarten prepared to succeed, achieve academically (thereby reducing Seattle’s achievement gap), and go on to graduate from high school prepared for college or a career.
With more than 4,400 children now living in downtown Seattle, an investment in the future of our kids is an investment in our center city. Kids are one of downtown’s fastest-growing demographics. Downtown is also home to many of the poorest school-age children in the city—children who will benefit the most from the levy. Moreover, with the growth of employment in downtown—particularly in the technology sector—we need to ensure that we have a pipeline of well-educated future employees emerging from our high schools and universities. Currently, just 79 percent of Seattle public school students graduate from high school, only 68 percent of low-income students and even fewer students of color.
For more information on how DSA supports a downtown for kids, contact DSA’s Vice President of Advocacy & Economic Development, Don Blakeney, at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information on the levy is available at voteyesforseattlekids.com.