Naches Valley School District Bond Measure (February 2012)

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A Naches Valley School District Bond Measure was on the February 14, 2012 ballot in the Naches Valley school district area which is in Yakima County.

This measure was defeated because it did not get the 60% super majority needed to pass

  • YES 1,406 (57.53%)
  • NO 1,038 (42.47%)Defeatedd[1]

This measure sought to issue a bond in the amount of $19.8 million in order to pay for construct a new elementary school building, upgrade security and athletic facilities as well as make improvements to the bus storage facility in the district.[2] The Yakima Herald has given its support behind the measure, noting that the schools need to money in order to ensure continued services and opportunities for students in the district.[3]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

The Board of Directors of Naches Valley School District No. Jt3 adopted Resolution No. 07-2011-12 concerning a proposition to finance construction and improvement of school facilities. This proposition would authorize the District to construct and equip a new elementary school, make health, safety/security, educational and athletic improvements at Naches High School and Naches Middle School, make improvements at the bus barn, and acquire land; issue no more than $19,800,000 of general obligation bonds maturing within 25 years; and levy annual excess property taxes to repay the bonds, all as specified in Resolution No. 07-2011-12.[4]