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$317 million bond request in Everett (Wash.) district is falling short

Aug. 6, 2020
Votes are still being tallied, but the proposal is falling short of the 60% majority needed for approval.

A $317.4 million bond proposal in the Everett (Wash.) school district is falling short of approval in the latest tally of ballots.

The Everett Herald reports that the bond issue had support from 57.8% of voters, down slightly from the 58.1% mark reached on Election Night. State law requires a bond measure receive approval from at least 60% for passage.

The bond money would enable Everett to replace three aging elementary schools, add classrooms at other elementary schools, and carry out renovations at each of the district’s three high schools.

Eight elementary schools would receive new playground equipment, and the synthetic turf and track at Memorial Stadium would be replaced.

The bond election had been set for the April 2020 ballot, but the district postponed the vote because of the coronavirus pandemic.

A $330 million bond request in February 2018 also failed to get a 60% majority.


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