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Snoqualmie Valley School District Bond Measure (April 2011)

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A Snoqualmie Valley School District Bond Measure was on the April 26, 2011 ballot in the Snoqualmie Valley school district area which is in King County.

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

  • YES 6,467 (56.44%)
  • NO 4,991 (43.56%)Defeatedd[1]

This measure sought to issue a bond in the amount of $56.2 million in order to pay for equipping and replacing the elementary school, make safety and technology upgrades as well as make other capital improvements in the district as needed.[2] This was the second time the district asked for this bond, the previous vote failed by just two votes. The bond amount was the same as previously asked but the levy to pay for it was increased to $.49 per $1,000 of assessed property value. School officials were hoping that the close vote in February would have meant this had a better chance of getting approved in April.[3]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

The Board of Directors of Snoqualmie Valley School District No. 410 adopted Resolution No. 761 concerning this proposition for bonds. The proposition authorizes the District to construct and equip a replacement middle school and undertake facilities upgrades to address educational program needs, safety improvements and asset preservation projects; to issue $56,200,000 of general obligation bonds maturing within a maximum of 20 years; and collect excess property taxes annually to repay the bonds, as provided in Resolution No. 761.[4]

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