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We promote the passage of bonds

and levies.

About us

About us

We're parents, community members, business owners and others who are working to maintain strong schools in Highline.

We're parents, community members, business owners and others who are working to maintain strong schools in Highline.

What we do

We know that great schools make safe and thriving communities.

 

Yes for Highline is a community-led committee of parents, community members, staff, alumni and local business owners who want strong schools in Highline.  We work together to support passage of school construction bonds and operating levies for Highline Public Schools.

Highline Public Schools encompasses Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac and White Center. We want the children in our community to have the same educational opportunities as children in other communities. 

We all benefit when local schools are strong.

Who we are

We are parents, community members, staff, alumni and local business owners who want strong schools in Highline. 

 

For a long time we were known as Highline Citizens for Schools, but officially rebranded ourselves as Yes for Highline to more accurately represent the diverse community coalition we are building in support of our schools.

Meet our campaign co-chairs

Long

Phan

Co-Chair

Kyla Shkerich Blair

Co-Chair

Recent successes

2018 Operating Levy

What we did together

The $198 million levy helped closed the gap in state funding for additional staff and programs including:

  • Teachers

  • Support staff

  • School nurses

  • Counselors

  • Social workers

  • Special education staff

  • Outdoor learning experiences at Camp Waskowitz

  • Athletic programs

2016 Construction Bond

What we did together

The $299 million bond fixed or funded the construction of:

  • New, larger Des Moines Elementary School

  • New Glacier Middle School

  • New Highline High School (Opening fall 2021)

  • Renovated Olympic Interim Site

  • Critical needs (painting, roofing, play toy tiles, and more)

  • Additional classroom buildings

  • Safety & security upgrades

  • Initial designs for new Evergreen, Tyee and Pacific