Peninsula School District Bond Measure (February 2011)

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A Peninsula School District Bond Measure was on the February 8, 2011 ballot in the Peninsula school district area which is in Pierce County.

This measure was defeated because it did not reach the 60 percent super majority threshold.

  • YES 11,760 (57.67%)
  • NO 8,631 (42.33%)Defeatedd[1]

This measure sought to create a bond on the amount of $78 million in order to help pay for capital improvements to the district including upgrades to facilities and safety measures as well as purchasing land for a new elementary school.[2] School superintendent noted that this bond was just to maintain services and programs at the district and not start large projects. If this had been approved an addition of around $.27 per $1,000 of assessed property value would have been added to resident's current tax rate which officials noted was one of the lowest school tax rates in the area. School officials also noted that current low rates and the potential to create more jobs with construction work are good reasons to approve this bond now.[3]