East Valley School District Bond Measure (April 2011)

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AnEast Valley School District Bond Measure was on the April 26, 2011 ballot in the East Valley school district area which is in Spokane County.

This measure was defeated

  • YES 2,543 (39.27%)
  • NO 3,932 (60.73%)Defeatedd[1]

This measure sought to issue a bond in the amount of $33.75 million in order to help pay for renovations at schools as well as make upgrades to technology and infrastructure throughout the district as needed.[2] If this measure had been approved, the school district was expecting to receive state funding matching the bond amount. An addition in the amount of $.86 per $1,000 of assessed property value would have also been added to local taxes as well.[3]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

The Board of Directors of East Valley School District No. 361 adopted Resolution No. 2699 concerning renovation of schools to improve learning, safety and operating efficiencies. This proposition would authorize the District to renovate and improve Trentwood, East Farms, Otis Orchards, Skyview and Trent Elementary Schools, make District-wide infrastructure upgrades for instructional technology, create an Enrichment Center, and improve East Valley Middle School to accommodate support services; issue no more than $33,750,000 of general obligation bonds maturing within 25 years; and levy annual excess property taxes to repay the bonds, all as provided in Resolution No. 2699.[4]

References

  1. Spokane County Elections, April Election Results (dead link)
  2. Spokane County Elections, April Sample Ballot (dead link)
  3. The Spokesman-Review, "East Valley bond vote set," March 24, 2011
  4. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.