SHORELINE SCHOOLS 2017 BOND CAMPAIGN February 14, 2017
2017 Construction Bond VOTE ON TUESDAY FEBRUARY 14TH to support the construction bond and show your love for Shoreline Schools! The construction bond will replace 2 middle schools, Einstein and Kellogg, build and new Parkwood Elementary and Children's Preschool Center. These buildings will help the district prepare for expected enrollment growth and ease overcrowding in the elementary schools. More details at Shoreline School District.
How can you help? Vote! EVERY VOTE WILL COUNT! Bonds take a 60% supermajority to pass and we need 16,000+ votes just to certify this election!
Donate! Thank you for your contribution to the Vote YES for Shoreline Schools Campaign! Every dollar makes a difference! We will use your contribution to pay for advocacy, including yard signs, mailings, and other campaign expenses. Post a Yard Sign! If you are interested in hosting a Vote Yes sign in your yard or other volunteer opportunities, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll drop one off or let you know some other ways you can help.
Post on Social Media! We love seeing your online advocacy and support! Below are some downloadable images perfect for use on your social media profile. Like and share the campaign Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/voteyesforshorelineschools/. Consider using one as your profile picture or post to your profile with a link to our website. We will be adding new graphics each week beginning in January, so check back often to the Vote Yes for Shoreline Schools page. Add details to your community, school or business newsletter or send out a personal message to your friends. Yellow Heart (social media)
Post on Your Windows! You can also show your support by printing and posting a Vote Yes for Shoreline School Bond sign on your home or car windows. The image below can be downloaded and printed on normal letter sized paper (8.5x11). Yellow Heart (print) Rah-Rah Sign Waving! What's a rah-rah, you say? A rah-rah is when we get together on assigned corners and wave signs, celebrate our support of the school bond and encourage others to do VOTE YES for the school bond during morning and afternoon commutes. Join us for on Monday, Jan. 30, Wednesday, Feb. 8 and/or Monday, Feb. 13. Simply sign up and show up on these dates from 6:30 - 8:30 a.m. or 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. at your school's designated location or the corner close to your home! Dress warm, bring posters and your enthusiasm! We will provide signs and buttons. Just click the link for your preferred school group and sign up for the days and times you can come out and show your support! High School students can earn service hours. To see the Rah-Rah locations click here.
Attend a Bond Presentation! Attend & encourage friends and neighbors to come to a bond presentation to learn about our overcrowded elementary schools, expected K-12th grade growth, state of the middle schools and Parkwood and more! See the schedule here: http://www.shorelineschools.org/bond).
Contact Suzanne Gugger, PTA Council Legislation Chair, (email@example.com) for more information & to sign up! ___________________________________________________________________
2017 Construction Bond Details: Recommendations were developed by a Shoreline School District Facilities Committee that consisted of administrators, teachers, parents, and specialists. Over several weeks this spring, the group examined enrollment trends, data on the condition of all school buildings, instructional needs, and school financing. Recent growth in Shoreline has nearly filled elementary schools to capacity, and, with growth expected to continue, the District must accommodate a larger student population. When taking into account a medium enrollment growth trajectory, the Shoreline School District estimates that it would be 11 classrooms short in 2016-2017 and 30 classrooms short in 2017-2018 if it were to try to implement the State’s K-3 class size reductions. Contacts, Details & Presentation schedule:
February 14, 2017 is the bond election! The campaign (VOTE Yes for Shoreline Schools) is regulated by the Public Disclosure Commission Guidelines for School Districts in Election Campaigns (1.877.601.2828/www.pdc.gov). There are some things that staff and parents at school are allowed to do and some that cannot be done at school. If in doubt, please ask your principal or call Curtis Campbell (206.393.4412), so we do not get in trouble with the PDC. Violations can cause major headaches – and stiff fines – for the school, district and community.
Wear a Vote Yes for Shoreline Schools button at school. Please wear it frequently so that it is considered “normal and customary” for you to be wearing the button at school. Remember you can also wear a button throughout the community as well!
Offer brief answers to parent questions, such as the bond will mean building improvements in our schools.
Put a yard sign in your yard!
Participate in teacher postcards by attending the SEA bond postcard signing party in your building. This is a personal touch that is noticed and appreciated.
Make “Get Out the Vote” phone calls. Your building team (each school has a team of PTA, SEA, principal and/or other community volunteers working to coordinate activities at your school) will let you know when they have been scheduled.
Participate in Rah-Rah events during the weeks before the election. Your building team will let you know when Rah-Rah opportunities are available.
Email campaign information and voting reminders from your home email address.
Personally endorse the bond and make a donation. Funds are needed to pay for mailings, yard signs, buttons, and other efforts to get out the vote.
Use work hours or public resources (computers, papers, phones, etc.) to promote the bond.
Pressure or coerce other employees to participate in campaign activities.
Use district resources to organize or distribute campaign materials.
Use the school’s internal or external mail or email to communicate campaign-related information, including endorsements.
Distribute promotional materials in the classroom or other public areas.
To make a donation, or for more information on how you can support the bond, visit: http://www.voteyesforshorelineschools.org/ https://www.facebook.com/voteyesforshorelineschools/_