City Council Action

Supporting local education and the Clover Park School District

Jan. 26, 2024

At a special meeting this week, the Lakewood City Council unanimously approved a resolution supporting the Clover Park School District replacement educational programs and operations levy.

The levy will be on the Feb. 13, 2024 special election ballot as Proposition 1.

Lakewood City Council members shared their support for the levy at the meeting, citing its necessity for ensuring Lakewood students have educational opportunities. A strong public education system benefits not only youth, but the larger community, members noted.

They also recognized not all educational costs are fully funded by the state. Passage of the replacement levy is necessary for the Clover Park School District to continue to provide educational and life opportunities for students and prepare Lakewood youth for the future.

The money supplied by the levy will holistically support the district both through student and staff support and building maintenance. This includes through reducing class sizes, ensuring textbooks and instructional materials are available and providing technology to support student learning. It will also help fund extracurricular opportunities like music, performing arts, sports and other clubs. It will provide educational program improvements, districtwide teaching and learning activities and additional after school extended learning opportunities. The money will also be used to fund school safety and security and mental health and behavior intervention support for students.