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Duluth Branch NAACP Statement Regarding the ISD 709 Levy Vote on November 6

29 Oct 2018 10:40 PM | Communications Committee (Administrator)

Decorative imageThe November 6th ballot will include three levy questions regarding resources for our schools. The Duluth NAACP stands in support of the levy, and we urge our community to vote “Yes” on all three questions.

The first question on the ballot continues the levy that already exists, which supports full-time teacher positions to support class sizes. The second question will bring more staff into the schools. The third will update classroom technology, some of which is over 20 years old.

We advocate for the district to be held accountable to the public for spending that promotes equity for students of color & low-income students, decreasing achievement gaps, and transparency about budget processes, priorities, and outcomes. We believe that education is important and that our youth deserve the best opportunities we can give them. In addition to voting “Yes,” we also stress the importance of voting in candidates who will provide sustainable funding to our schools.