RESOLUTION NO. 2003-30
A RESOLUTION of the City Council of the City of Lakewood, Washington, expressing support for the Clover Park School District Programs and Operations Levy coming before the voters on February 3, 2004.
WHEREAS, education is critical to the moral, emotional and intellectual development of
all citizens of the City of Lakewood; and,
WHEREAS, the City Council recognizes that the Clover Park School District, with more than 13,000 enrolled students, has proposed this levy to replace the district's current programs and operations levy, which expires in December of 2004; and,
WHEREAS, levy funds are needed to maintain current teacher/student ratios, to purchase textbooks and instructional materials, to purchase library materials, to provide student academic and career guidance, and to provide after-school and summer-school programs; and
WHEREAS, levy funds will be used for school maintenance (painting, roofing, flooring and lighting), school safety and security, grounds maintenance, student transportation services and food services; and,
WHEREAS, levy funds will be used to purchase computers, instructional software, to upgrade wiring, and to pay internet access costs; and ,
WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Lakewood believes that the funding sought through this levy is critical for the district to provide acceptable levels of educational service for the students it serves.
NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAKEWOOD, WASHINGTON, HEREBY RESOLVES, as follows:
Section 1. That the City Council expresses its support for the passage of the Clover Park School District Education Programs and Operations Levy, which will come before the voters on February 3, 2004.
Section 2. This Resolution shall be in full force and effect upon passage and signatures hereon.
PASSED by the City Council this 15th day of December, 2003.
CITY OF LAKEWOOD
Bill Harrison, Mayor
Alice M. Bush, CMC, City Clerk
Approved as to Form:
Heidi Ann Wachter, City Attorney
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