Facts to consider regarding the Skykomish SD's capital levy on the November 2023 ballot
The public taxpayer-funded voters' pamphlet was supposed to have pro and con arguments. It only has a pro statement for this measure. By state statute, school districts are tasked with finding and selecting pro committee members and con committee members (up to 3 on each committee) for their own measures. This is clearly a conflict of interest. Districts readily find pro committee members (often paid staff) but rarely find a single con committee member. A policy change is needed.
Per pupil expenditures (PPE) including capital outlays and interest on debt, student academic performance comparisons with districts with similar demographics, and median total compensations (including cash, pension funding, and benefits) for staff can be found at the following link:
Please see the link below for the interactive calculator.