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Kalama School District Levy Measures, 2 (February 2012)

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Two Kalama School District Levy Measures were on the February 14, 2012 ballot in the Kalama school district area which is in Cowlitz County.

Both measures were approved

The first measure sought to replace the current school levy which is set to expire with one set at a rate of $2.07 per $1,000 of assessed property value for a further three years in order to pay for general fund maintenance and operational costs in the district.

  • YES 911 (60.29%)Approveda
  • NO 600 (39.71%)

The second measure sought to increase the current school capital levy by a rate of $.32 per $1,000 of assessed property value for a period of three years in order to pay for capital improvement costs in the district.[1]

  • YES 938 (61.96%)Approveda
  • NO 576 (38.04%)[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Proposition 1: The Board of Directors of Kalama School District No. 402 adopted Resolution No. 2011/12-01, concerning a proposition to finance maintenance and operation expenses. This proposition would authorize the District to meet the educational needs of its students by levying the following excess taxes, in place of an expiring levy, on all taxable property within the District, for support of the District’s General Fund educational maintenance and operation expenses: Collection Year: 2013-2015; Approximate Levy Rate per $1000 Assessed Value: $2.07, $2.09, $2.14; Levy Amount: $1,843,947, $1,936,947, $2,033,947. Should this proposition be approved?

Proposition 2: The Board of Directors of Kalama School District No. 402 adopted Resolution No. 2011/12-02, concerning a proposition to finance school improvements. This proposition would authorize the District to acquire and install a new gymnasium roof, make energy efficiency improvements, acquire and install new playground equipment and gymnasium and auditorium seating, and make other capital improvements to school facilities, and levy the following excess taxes, on all taxable property within the District: Collection Year: 2013-2015; Approximate Levy Rate per $1000 Assessed Value: $.32, $.31, $.30; Levy Amount: $287,667. Should this proposition be approved?[3]

References

  1. Cowlitz County Elections, Online Voters Guide
  2. Cowlitz County Elections, Current Election Results
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.