Edmonds School District Replacement Levy Passing With 62 Percent of the Vote

It would renew a replacement technology/capital levy approved by voters in 2008.

Proposition No. 1, the Edmonds School District's attempt to renew its replacement technology/capital levy approved by voters in 2008, is passing by a wide margin in early returns.

With results released after 8 p.m. Tuesday in the special election, the yes vote was 14,177 (61.92 percent)vs. 8,656 no votes (38.08 percent). The measure needs just a majority vote to pass.

"Advance thanks to all those who contributed to this result," the Edmonds School District wrote on its Web site. "The final validated election results will be confirmed by the county in approximately two weeks."

The next update will be released Wednesday at 5 p.m.

would average $7.85 million per year for the years 2013 through 2016. The rate per $1,000 is projected to be 44 cents, the current rate. On a $200,000 home, that figure represents $88 a year, or $176 for a $400,000 home.

Those who are 61 now or who will be 61 by Dec. 31 of 2012, or retired because of a physical disability, may qualifty for an exemption on the levy.

Edmonds isn't the only school district in Snohomish County approving a levy. All of the levies are passing in Arlington, Monroe, Darrington and Granite Falls school districts.

Donald Williams February 15, 2012 at 05:48 PM
Edmonds Public Schools needs to be AUDITED to see if the funds are really spent in a prudent or careless manner. School administrators are usually not known for their fiscal acumen and accuracy.
Brian Soergel February 15, 2012 at 06:03 PM
Donald: The Washington State Auditor's Office audits all school districts. You can search past reports for ESD at http://www.sao.wa.gov/EN/Pages/default.aspx.


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