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Franklin Pierce School District Levy Addition (February 2012)

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A Franklin Pierce School District Levy Addition measure was on the February 14, 2012 ballot in the Franklin Pierce school district area which is in Pierce County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 3,936 (55.13%)Approveda
  • NO 3,203 (44.87%)[1]

This measure sought to add to the current school levy by a rate of $1.77 per $1,000 of assessed property value for a further five years in order to continue to pay for capital improvement costs in the district.[2] School officials noted that overcrowding issues and outdated buildings were the main issues which need to be addressed. Students safety was also an issue for the schools. The district had tried to get a bond measure passed to help with these issues, but both times it was proposed it was defeated. School officials hoped that since a levy just needs a simple majority to pass it will have a better chance for approval.[3]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

The Board of Directors of Franklin Pierce School District No. 402 adopted Resolution No. 11-R-10 concerning a proposition to finance school improvements. If approved, Proposition No. 1 would authorize the District to levy the following excess taxes upon all taxable property within the District to make mechanical, safety/security, technological infrastructure, educational and other capital improvements to school facilities: Collection Year: 2013-2017; Approximate Levy Rate Per $1000 of Assessed Value: $1.77, $1.75, $1.72, $1.68, $1.65; Levy Amount: $5,500,000. All as provided in Resolution No. 11-R-10. Should Proposition No. 1 be approved?[4]