Kennewick School District Levy Replacement (February 2012)

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A Kennewick School District Levy Replacement measure was on the February 14, 2012 ballot in the Kennewick school district area which is in Benton County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 10,062 (65.98%)Approveda
  • NO 5,187 (34.02%)[1]

This measure sought to replace the current school levy with one set at a rate of $3.38 per $1,000 of assessed property value for a period of two years in order to pay for maintenance and operational costs in the district.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

The Board of Directors of Kennewick School District No. 17 adopted Resolution No. 3, 2011-2012, concerning a proposition to finance maintenance and operation expenses. This proposition would authorize the District to meet the educational needs of its students by levying the following excess taxes, in place of an expiring levy, on all taxable property within the District, for essential maintenance and operation expenses not funded by the State of Washington, including educational programs, student services and operations.[3]


  1. Benton County Elections, Current Election Results
  2. Benton County Elections, February Sample Ballot (dead link)
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.