This November, Puyallup voters will have the chance to support children and build great schools when they vote in the General Election. We hope that you will be a well-informed voter, and see the sense in voting “Yes!”
In November, it will have been nearly 12 years since the last school bond was approved.
With the voter-approved school bond election of 2004 came Edgerton Elementary and Carson Elementary, a school currently serving nearly 1,000 students!
Over the last decade, enrollment growth in the Puyallup School District has created the need for more classrooms, and more efficient school buildings. The crowding has reached a crisis level in many elementary schools. For example, Zeiger Elementary was built to serve 550 students. With 14 portable classrooms on their playground, and every corner of the building in use, there are over 800 at the school. As a result, there is no longer teaching space for the sixth-grade students. This fall, Zeiger’s sixth-graders will attend school at nearby Ballou Junior High. Clearly, something must be done to house elementary students on their own campus.
Twelve years is a long time. In that time, many capital projects have gone undone because of the lack of funds. Our kids are suffering in crowded schools. We have great teachers and great schools in Puyallup. Let’s step up and give them the instructional space they need. Vote Yes! Puyallup – Great communities have great schools.