Colton School District Bond Measure (April 2011)

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A Colton School District Bond Measure was on the April 26, 2011 ballot in the Colton school district area which is in Whitman County.

This measure was defeated because it did not reach the 60% super majority needed to be approved.

  • YES 288 (58.06%)
  • NO 208 (41.94%)Defeatedd[1]

This measure sought to issue a bond in the amount of $4.9 million in order to help pay for school remodeling, renovations, upgrading technology and other modernizations to classrooms as needed.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

The Board of Directors of Colton School District #306 adopted Resolution # 1102-03, concerning a proposition to finance school modernization. This proposition would authorize the District to modernize Colton School (including modernize and renovate classrooms, science labs and gymnasiums: convert existing bus garage into Voc-Ag Shop; upgrade entrance security, fire protection, HVAC, mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems; repair and replace roofing; and construct new bus garage); issue no more than $4,996,000 of general obligation bonds maturing within 23 years; and levy annual excess property taxes to repay the bonds, all as provided in Resolution # 1102-03.[3]


  1. Whitman County Elections, April Election Results (dead link)
  2. Whitman County Elections, Online Voter's Guide
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.