Washington Prohibition on Unnecessary Busing of Students, Initiative 350 (1978)

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The Washington Prohibition on Unnecessary Busing of Students Initiative, also known as Initiative 350, was on the November 7, 1978 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was approved. The measure prohibited assigning students to other than the nearest or next-nearest school.[1]

Election results

Washington Initiative 350 (1978)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 585,903 66.29%
No297,99133.71%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

Shall public educational authorities be prohibited from assigning students to other than the nearest or next-nearest school with limited exceptions?

Path to the ballot

Initiative 350 was filed on February 10, 1978 by Ben Caley of Seattle. 182,882 signatures were submitted to qualify it for the ballot. The measure was placed on the ballot as provided for by the state constitution.[2]

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