Opinion

Preschool Assoc. says yes on School Bond and levy

As your readers know well, Mercer Island Preschool Association (MIPA) is a long-standing supporter of our Island’s children.  For more than 75 years, MIPA has advocated for the youngest members of our community.  Our accomplishments include renovating playgrounds and parks, promoting preschools, establishing emergency preparedness and playing a significant role in bringing a King County library to the Island.

Given this proud history, and an eye to what lies ahead for our youngest children, MIPA proudly endorses this school bond and levy.  With the current overcrowding crisis, that is only projected to get worse, we feel that these two measures are critical for maintaining the high level of excellence in education that Mercer Island families have come to expect.

These measures align with the guiding principals of MIPA - a strong commitment to the education and well being of children from birth through kindergarten on Mercer Island, and the community at large.

We recognize that it is our population of children who stand to benefit the most from these propositions.  Within our group, we are educating and advocating.  However, we also wish to thank the residents of this Island who will support these measures, even if they do not have school-aged children.  Our kids are future innovators and leaders.  Please join us in voting YES for our schools, our community and our children.

Cara Perla,

Co-President

Erin Sirianni,

Co-President

Stephanie Berry,

VP of Membership

Jacqueline Glass,

VP of Membership

Stephanie Wyss,

VP of Community Events

Cathy Lee,

VP of Advocacy

Julie King-Hately,

VP of Advocacy

Lauren Gray,

VP of Preschools

Jessica Rudolf,

VP of Preschools

Sharon Perez,

VP of Communications

Kenda Rosenshine,

VP of Communications

Becky McEachran,

Co-Treasurer

Amber Gribble,

Co-Secretary

Lindsey Shield,

Co-Secretary


 

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