Blaine School District Bond Measure (April 2011)
This measure was defeated because it did not reach the 60% super majority needed to pass.
- YES 2,691 (59.19%)
- NO 1,855 (40.81%)
This measure sought to create a bond in the amount of $32 million in order to help pay for capital improvement projects in the district as well as purchasing land for a future school site in Birch Bay. On average, homeowners would have seen an added $.35 per $1,000 of assessed property value added on to their current tax rate. The school board proceeded to make cuts to staff and programs in the district in anticipation of expected state budget cuts. Noting how important to the school this bond was in order to upgrade school facilities.
- Bellingham Herald, "Blaine school bond narrowly failing in early results," April 27, 2011
- The News Tribune, "Voter Q&A: What would $32 million Blaine schools bond pay for?," April 19, 2011
- All Point Bulletin, "School district to ask voters to approve bond," July 30, 2010
- The Northern Light, "School board OKs $32 million bond initiative," July 28, 2010