Orcas Island School District Bond Measure (November 2012)

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An Orcas Island School District Bond Measure was on the November 6, 2012 ballot in the Orcas Island school district, which is in San Juan County, Washington, where it was approved.

This measure seeks to issue a bond in the amount of $11.9 million in order to help pay for renovations to the current school facilities, including the cafeteria and library. If approved, the bond would add $.26 per $1,000 of assessed value to the current district levy and would last for twenty years. This would be the third attempt by the school to get a bond passed in the district, officials are hopeful that residents will see the needs of the schools and help out since this bond is significantly lower than the others.[1][2]

Election results

Orcas Island School District Bond Measure, Prop. 1
Approveda Yes 1,635 62.57%

Election results from San Juan County, Current Election Results.

Text of measure

Language on the ballot:

The Board of Directors of Orcas Island School District No. 137 adopted Resolution No. 2012- 11 concerning this proposition for bonds. This proposition would authorize the District to renovate or replace existing buildings and to construct additional facilities, to issue $11,900,000 of general obligation bonds maturing within a maximum of twenty years, and to collect excess property taxes annually to repay the bonds, as provided in Resolution No. 2012-11.

Should this proposition be:




  1. Islands Sounder, "School puts $11.9 million bond on ballot," August 17, 2012
  2. 2.0 2.1 San Juan County Elections Voter Guide (dead link)
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.