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Don't forget to vote on the February 11 school bond

Ballots need to be in by 8 p.m. for the Snohomish School District capital bond

 

February 7, 2020



Update: As of Feb. 11 at 8:15 p.m., the $470 million Snohomish School District captial bond looks like it is going to fail, according to the County’s unofficial vote count published tonight. Bonds require at 60% majority to pass.

Approve: 45.37%

Reject: 54.63%

Voter turnout was 29.51%

The next update from the County will be Feb. 12 at 5 p.m.

The $470 million Snohomish School District capital bond on the Feb. 11 ballot would replace six elementary schools, renovate AIM and Glacier Peak high schools, and fund capital upgrades to transportation and maintenance.

The elementary school replacement projects would cost between $68 and $77 million each and each would be able to hold about 600 students. Emerson Elementary and the Primary Learning Center would be combined. The school district reports its elementary schools are 13% over capacity, on average.

The high school renovation projects cost $4.85 million (AIM) and $10.1 million (Glacier Peak). The bond would cost homeowners $0.98 per $1,000 of assessed property values, or about $450 a year on a $460,000 home.

Taxpayers would pay for the bond for 20 years, beginning in 2021. Bonds need at least 60% voter approval to pass.

Ballots need to be mailed or put in a ballot drop-box by 8 p.m. on election day. There is a drop-box near the Mill Creek post office at 159th Place SE and Mill Creek Boulevard.

Results will be available starting at 8:15 p.m. Feb. 11.

 

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