Two bond proposals appear to be failing in Washington

April 27, 2011
Snoqualmie Valley, Tahoma districts are falling short of required 60 percent majority

From The Seattle Times: Preliminary results from the state of Washingtonshow that the Snoqualmie Valleynor the Tahomaschool districts were coming up short of the 60 percent of the vote necessary to win approval of school bond proposals. Snoqualmie Valley sought $56 million to replace a middle school and make facilities upgrades. Tahoma asked for $125 million in bonds to construct a new elementary school and expand the junior-high and high schools.

Earlier...from The SnoValley Star: Less than three months after a bond proposal failed by one vote in the Snoqualmie Valley (Wash.) School district, voters will return to the polls to decide the fate of an almost identical request. The $56 million school bond would provide funds to build a new middle school and will appear on the April 26 ballot. A Feb. 8 vote on the bond fell two one-thousandths of a percent shy of the 60 percent needed. Besides the new school, the proposal would include money for boilers, floors, all-weather fields and roofs.

FEBRUARY 2011...from The Snoqualmie Valley Record: Snoqualmie Valley (Wash.) School District's $56 million bid to build a replacement middle school and perform repairs and upgrades at eight schools has failed—by what appears to be a single vote. The vote in favor was 59.99 percent, short of the required 60 percent majority needed for approval.

UPDATE: Supporters of the Snoqualmie Valley school bond created a Facebook page to raise money for a recount and quickly had $2,650. They will deliver the money and request to King County Elections.

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