Federal Way School District No. 210 Projects Levy Proposition (November 2012)

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A Federal Way School District No. 210 Projects Levy measure was on the November 6, 2012 election ballot in King County, which is in Washington, where it was approved.

This proposition authorized a property tax increase to fund capital improvements to Federal Way High School.[1]

Election results

Federal Way School District No. 210 Levy Prop.
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 20,590 58.4%
No14,66941.6%

Election results from King County, Current Election Results.

Text of measure

Language on the ballot:

The Board of Directors of Federal Way School District No. 210 adopted Resolution No. 2012-19 authorizing the capital projects levies. This levy funds the replacement of Federal Way High School, upgrading or replacing elementary playgrounds, improving exterior security cameras and other capital improvements to educational facilities of the District, and authorizes the following excess levies on all taxable property within the District:

$0.92/$1,000 for years 2013-2018; Levy Amount: $10,000,000.

Should this proposition be approved?


Yes

No[1][2]


The ballot language provided by this page is not the exact wording found on the King County ballot due to technical formatting issues. To read the exact ballot language, click here.

Support

Supporters argue that the Federal Way High School was originally designed as an elementary school and is very old as are many school facilities in Federal Way School District. Thus it drastically needs to be updated, renovated and improved to provide an environment conducive to providing quality education. In addition, they point out that property owners will pay a little more than half the actual cost of construction, with the remainder coming from School District and State resources.[1]

Opposition

According to those who oppose the proposition, the Federal Way High School is not producing good educations for the students and are not preparing them for college or jobs. They insist that the School Districts should offer a plan for increasing the quality of the education they offer before the voters provide money for facility improvement and replacement.[1]

See also


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 King County Elections, List of Propositions
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.



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