Superintendent's Message

Winter 2024

Remember to vote by Feb. 13!

Dear Arlington families,

On Feb. 13, Arlington voters will consider an Educational Programs and Operations (EP&O) Levy renewal, a Capital Levy renewal, and a Middle School Bond. Our schools are an essential part of our community, and we thank you for entrusting your students to us every day. These three measures will ensure our district receives the funding we need to educate, prepare and inspire our students.

The EP&O Levy (Prop. 1 on the ballot) renews an expiring levy that was passed in 2020. This levy renewal provides 11-12% of the district’s overall budget which continues funding for: maintaining class sizes; teaching, nursing, School Resource Officer (SRO), security, food service staffing; student opportunities like clubs, extracurriculars, and athletics; technology; and programs like Special Education and Robotics. Learn more about the EP&O Levy renewal by watching this video.

The Capital Levy (Prop. 2 on the ballot) renewal continues funding for: facility improvements to extend the life of schools; a new roof for Arlington High School, Haller Middle School, and multiple buildings at Stillaguamish Valley Learning Center; replacement of the gym floors at Arlington High School; parking, drive lane paving, and stormwater management: and replacing heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment at Kent Prairie and Eagle Creek Elementary Schools. Learn more about the Capital Levy renewal by watching this video.

The Middle School Bond (Prop. 3 on the ballot) will: build a new Post Middle School; add parking and drive lanes for Eagle Creek Elementary/Stillaguamish Valley Learning Center/APPLE ECEAP campus traffic to separate cars from buses; provide a modern learning environment for students coming from Eagle Creek and Kent Prairie; and improve traffic at the Post/Eagle Creek/Stillaguamish Valley Learning Center campus. Learn more about the Middle School Bond by watching this video. You can also watch a video that compares our two middle schools in Arlington.

We are focused on giving all students an education that will prepare and inspire them. Together these measures will ensure our schools and staff members have the resources and facilities they need to accomplish our community goals. For more information, please go to

Passionate for student learning!

Dr. Chrys Sweeting
Arlington Public Schools