Every vote counts: Ballots arriving in mailboxes soon
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All registered voters will receive ballots in the mail over the next few days for the Tuesday, Feb. 8 election.

Tacoma Public Schools has two important propositions on the ballot. Both replace existing levies that will expire soon. They are not new levies.

Proposition 1 would renew funding for school basics such as teachers, nurses, counselors, arts, music and athletics. It would also renew funding for maintenance to systems that provide clean air and safe water, and improved accessibility for students and staff with disabilities. 

Proposition 2 would renew funding for expanded technology access and enhancements for the computers each of our students and staff members use at home and at school.

Both Prop. 1 and Prop. 2 affect every neighborhood school in the district.

How to vote
Please remember that your mail ballots must be postmarked by Feb. 8. You also may drop off your ballot before 8 p.m. on Feb. 8 at several locations set up by the Pierce County Elections Office.

For a listing of ballot drop-off locations, please go to the district Web site at www.tacomaschools.org/vote, and click on the “Remember to Vote: Find a Ballot Drop Box” locations link.

If you’re not already registered to vote, you can do that online through Jan. 31 here: Voter Portal (votewa.gov).  

Every vote counts! Please make sure everyone in your household votes by Feb. 8.

TPS students featured in “Spotlight” newsletter
Be sure to check your U.S. Mail soon for good stories in the TPS “Spotlight” newsletter. Read about the achievements, challenges and programs supporting our students and staff. You’ll also find more details about what’s included in both our Operations and Technology levies on the Feb. 8 ballot. 

Learn more about our levies

TPS Media Contact

Kathryn McCarthy, Strategic Communications and Marketing Manager | 253-571-1015 | kmccart@tacoma.k12.wa.us

About Tacoma Schools

Tacoma Public Schools is the only district designated an Innovation Zone by Washington State. A leader in implementing innovative schools and programs to meet the diverse needs of every student, every day, TPS serves approximately 30,000 students from preschool to grade 12 and at nearly 5000 employees is one of the largest employers in Tacoma. Learn more...


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