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Seattle School District Levy Replacement (February 2010)

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There was a Seattle School District Levy Replacement measure on the February 9 ballot in King County for voters in the Seattle school district.

This measure was approved

  • YES 96,492 (74.09%)Approveda
  • NO 33,736 (26.55%)[1]

This measure sought to replace a levy that is set to expire, the money from this levy is used for educational programs and operational expenses. The levy will be in the amount of $1.07 per $1,000 of assessed property value for a further three years.[2] But even with the tax increase, the school district is still estimating at $35 million in budget cuts due to the lack of state funds. There is a large backlog of maintenance items that are needed for the schools, more than could ever be covered by a small levy increase. But school officials hope that at least a start can be made on all the issues in the district.[3]

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