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Washington $30 per Schoolchild, Initiative 46 (1922)

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The Washington $30 per Schoolchild Initiative, also known as Initiative 46, was on the November 7, 1922 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was defeated. The measure would have mandated that the state school fund be sufficient enough to produce $30 per schoolchild, distributed these funds based on the number of teachers and students in a school and fixed the maximum annual tax levy for school districts.[1]

Election results

Washington Initiative 46 (1922)
Defeatedd No150,11460.22%
Yes 99,150 39.78%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

An Act providing for a current state school fund sufficient to produce $30.00 for each child of school age; for the distribution of state and county school funds to school districts upon the equal basis of attendance and teachers employed; and fixing the maximum annual tax levy of school districts, except for bonded indebtedness, at 1.7 per cent of the assessed value of the taxable property thereof.[2]

Path to the ballot

Initiative 46 was filed on February 21, 1922. Signatures were submitted to qualify it for the ballot. The measure was placed on the ballot as provided for by the state constitution.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1922 Voters Pamphlet," accessed September 16, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. Washington Secretary of State, "Initiatives to the People," accessed September 16, 2013