Olympia School District Funding Measure (February 2010)

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There was a Olympia School District Funding Measure on the February 9 ballot in Thurston County for voters in the city of Olympia.

This measure was approved

  • YES 10,765 (67.11%)Approveda
  • NO 5,276 (32.89%)[1]

This measure asked voters to approve a $1.22 levy per $1,000 of assessed value in order to replace a levy that is due to expire. The money generated from this levy will go towards various capital projects in the district.[2]

The school district was floating ideas on what to add to the February ballot, either a bond proposal in the amount of $65 million or a levy for $15 million. Both would go towards improvements and renovations needed at the district schools and both would add about 90 cents to local property taxes. The school district knows it will need some way to help fund these project, but was unsure which method would more likely get approved. Other school districts in the county are also looking to generate future funds for school improvements.[3]