Submitted by Thurston County REALTORS® Association
The Thurston County REALTORS® Association recently announced support for the replacement operations and maintenance levies for the North Thurston School District, the Yelm Community Schools District, the Tumwater School District and the Olympia School District.
These levies provide a pathway to better schools and in turn lead to better neighborhoods and higher property values. Schools are the heart of communities and few public policy decisions are more fundamental to the health and well-being of our communities than those governing structure and funding for basic education.
Diane Pust, President of Thurston County REALTORS® Association noted that, “as the voice for real estate in Thurston County, we believe that strong schools make strong neighborhoods, and strong neighborhoods strengthen property values.” She added, “REALTORS® understand the importance of supplementing state funding for basic classroom needs, but as homeowners and taxpayers, we are also concerned about the ‘return on investment’. I and other residents in Thurston County can be proud of the exemplary record of fiscal management and accountability by our local school districts.”
The Thurston County REALTORS® Association of nearly 600 REALTOR® members provides professional real estate services to buyers and sellers primarily in the Thurston County area and are always working to protect property rights and our quality of life locally and in Washington State.