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Rally for School Levy

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YAKIMA, Wash. -- The "Yes for Yakima Kids" Committee is stepping up their efforts to make sure the new school levy gets passed.

They held a rally on Saturday at Eisenhower High School. After the rally, hundreds of volunteers went door to door giving people information about the new levy.

Every four years, a new levy has to be drawn up and voted on. In 2004, the levy passed with over 60% of the vote.

Committee members say the levy is critical because it helps pay for things like textbooks, lowering class sizes, and security within the schools. They say that, based on property values, the tax rate on the levy will decrease in comparison to the one passed four years ago.

The vote for the new school levy is February 19th.