Election letter -- Prosser schools: Yes
The Prosser School District is required to do many things not funded by state or federal governments. These are called "unfunded mandates," and they cost the district hundreds of thousands of dollars a year.
The maintenance and operations money is necessary to comply with these requirements. Loss of the M&O levy would result in many resources and programs being eliminated or severely reduced. All extracurricular and sports programs, funded 100 percent by M&O levy money, would be in jeopardy. Staffing, food services, transportation and general maintenance may be eliminated or greatly reduced as well.
Please support the M&O levy as a community that takes pride in its schools and our future leaders.
DIANNE and SAL TORRES, Prosser