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Mount Baker School District Levy Replacements, 2 (February 2012)

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Two Mount Baker School District Levy Replacement measures were on the February 14, 2012 ballot in the Mount Baker school district area which is in Whatcom 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 $3.31 per $1,000 of assessed property value for a further four years in order to continue to pay for educational program and operational costs in the district.

  • YES 2,119 (60.4%)Approveda
  • NO 1,389 (39.6%)

The second measure sought to replace the current school technology levy which is set to expire with one set at a rate of $.84 per $1,000 of assessed property value for a further six years in order to continue to pay for technology upgrades and facility improvement costs in the district.[1]

  • YES 2,079 (59.54%)Approveda
  • NO 1,413 (40.46%)[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Proposition 1: The Board of Directors adopted Resolution No. 11/12:13 concerning educational funding. This proposition authorizes the District to levy the following excess taxes, to replace an expiring levy, on all taxable property within the District, to support the District’s educational programs and daily operations, including teachers, staff, classroom materials, and textbooks: Collection Years: 2013-2016; Approximate Levy Rate/$1,000 Assessed Value: $3.31, $3.64, $3.72, $3.74; Levy Amount: $4,870,000, $5,350,000, $5,460,000, $5,570,000. Should this proposition be approved?

Proposition 2: The Board of Directors of Mt. Baker School District No. 507 passed Resolution No. 11/12:14 concerning this proposition for facilities and technology levies. The proposition would authorize modernization and repairs of District facilities, modernization and upgrades of District technology and computer systems for instruction and operations, and other capital project expenditures; and authorizes the following taxes in excess of regular property tax levies, upon all taxable property within the District: Collection Years: 2013-2018; Approximate Levy Rate/$1,000 Assessed Value: $.17, $.84, $.84, $.82, $.82, $.82; Levy Amount: $250,000, $1,250,000. Should this proposition be approved?[3]

References

  1. Whatcom County Elections, February Sample Ballot
  2. Whatcom County Elections, Current Election Results
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.