Multiple area school districts presented levy measures to voters on February 13, and voting results were finalized and issued on February 23.
Enumclaw School District
Proposition 1: Replacement of Expiring Levy for Educational Programs and Operations – Passed (56.64%)
Kent School District
Proposition 1: Replacement of Expiring Educational Programs and Operations Levy – Passed (50.53%)
Proposition 2: Levy for Capital Improvements for Safety, Security, Instruction, Classroom and Support Services – Passed (50.02%)
Tahoma School District
Proposition 1: Replacement of Existing Education Programs and Operations Levy – Failed (53.38%)
Proposition 2: Replacement of Existing Capital Projects Levies – Failed (53.1%)
Proposition 3: School Bus Levy – Failed (51.33%)
Highlights on results include Kent School District’s slim winning margins of 266 votes for Proposition 1 and 10 votes for Proposition 2. Total votes received were 25,314 and 23,598 respectively, for each proposition.
Tahoma School District suffered losses on all three measures. District officials are currently planning to present Proposition 1, the two-year education programs and operations levy, again to the voters in April.
The two other measures to fund technology and buy buses were postponed and will be considered for the November ballot after further study and communication with the community, said the district in a press release.