King County certifies election results for LWSD measures

The two levies passed, while the bond failed.

  • Thursday, March 1, 2018 12:00pm
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The Feb 14. special election results for Lake Washington School District’s levies and a bond were certified on Feb. 23.

According to King County Elections, Proposition 1, which acts as a replacement to the existing education and operations levy, received a total of 38,721 votes, with 21,126 “yes” votes and 17,595 “no” votes. The measure passed at 54.56 percent.

This replacement levy comes with a tax rate decrease and will provide about $63.5 million per year for a total of four years. It aims to pay for services not funded by the state such as extracurricular activities and athletics, staff salaries and operations.

Proposition 2, which updates a capital projects levy, received 38,659 votes, passing at 55.24 percent with 21,356 “yes” votes and 17,595 “no” votes.

The objective of the measure is to provide students with access to technology and facility needs that aren’t funded on the state level.

This levy will provide an average of $36.7 million annually for four years. No tax increase will come as a result.

Intending to reduce overcrowding and adjust student learning environments to growing enrollment numbers through a bond measure, Proposition 3 received 38,670 votes and failed at 54.02 percent, with 20,891 “yes” votes and 17,779 “no” votes. The bond, which needs a 60 percent majority to pass, would have provided $299 million in funding, with no tax rate increase.

This particular measure was the second of four bond measures needed to help adjust to rising enrollment numbers.

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