Bonds defeated in College Place (Wash.) district

Jan. 6, 2009
Funds would have paid for a new elementary school

A $23 million bond proposal in theCollege Place (Wash.) district has failed to win approval. The money would have enabled the district to rebuild Davis Elementary School, and convert Meadow Brook Intermediate School into a middle school. The proposal garnered 54 percent of the vote, but failed to reach the 60 percent supermajority needed to pass. To read The Walla Walla Union-Bulletin article, click here.
EARLIER: The College Place (Wash.) district is asking voters on Feb. 3 to approve a $23 million bond proposal that will rebuild Davis Elementary School. The project calls for replacing the existing structure with a 74,000-square-foot building that can hold up to 650 students in preschool through fifth grade. As part of the proposal, fourth and fifth grades will move to Davis from Meadow Brook Intermediate School, and seventh- and eighth-grade students will move from Sager Middle School to Meadow Brook. Meadow Brook will become the district’s new middle school, and Sager will house administrative offices. To read The Walla Walla Union-Bulletin article, click here.

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