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Snoqualmie Valley School District Bond Measure (February 2011)

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A Snoqualmie Valley School District Bond Measure was on the February 8, 2011 ballot in the Snoqualmie Valley school district area which is in King County.

This measure was defeated because it did not get the 60 percent super majority.

  • YES 5,972 (59.99%)
  • NO 3,983 (40.01%) Defeatedd[1]

This measure sought to create a bond in the amount of $56.2 million in order to build a new middle school in the district. The new middle school would replace a currently used one which would then be used for High school students because the current high school is near over capacity. School officials noted that the bond was a must, there is no where else for students to go and it would be cheaper to build a middle school rather than a new high school.[2] Current and past members of the school district had been stressing the need to continue to expand the district with the new middle school. Noting that this was the best way to maintain class sizes and ensure the best possible education for students. The district expected the number of students to continue to increase over the coming years and building the new school now would have saved money. Also, the fact that they are using the plans of the previous middle school building means money would have been saved on getting a new design made for the school. School officials did not want to think about what would happen if the bond was not approved, would rather try to remain positive.[3]

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