Renton School District Bond Measure (February 2012)

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A Renton School District Bond Measure was on the February 14, 2012 ballot in the Renton school district area which is in King County.

This measure was defeated because it did not receive a 60% super majority vote.

  • YES 8,255 (57.17%)
  • NO 6,184 (42.83%)Defeatedd[1]

This measure sought to issue a bond in the amount of $97 million which would fund a new middle school facility in the district. School officials noted that there are more elementary schools than middle schools and a new building to house all the current students was needed. It was also noted that the new facility would not be planned, until the measure had passed. The new facility would have been built on land the school district already owns but is being used by the Renton Academy which provides alternate education. If the bond measure had passed, the academy would have been moved to a new facility and the new middle school would have been built on that land.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

The Board of Directors of Renton School District No. 403 approved a proposition for bonds. The proposition authorizes the District to construct a new middle school; renovate the Lindbergh pool; remodel, upgrade and improve existing school facilities, fields and play areas; improve energy conservation; acquire additional property and make other capital improvements; to issue $97,000,000 of general obligation bonds maturing within a maximum term of 20 years, and levy excess property taxes annually to repay the bonds, as described in Resolution No. 06-11/12.[3][4]

Additional reading


  1. King County Elections, February Election Results
  2. Newcastle News, "$97 million bond calls for middle school," December 1, 2011
  3. King County Elections, Renton Bond Proposal
  4. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.