Edmonds School District levy passing

Feb 16, 2018

Editor's note: The Beacon had incorrect numbers in a story published Thursday, Feb. 14, in its print edition.

Edmonds School District’s school programs and operations levy is passing with 54.24 percent approval, as of 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15. It had with 14,861 vote for. Votes against are out of 12,536 votes, or 45.76 percent.

The district says Proposition 1, which requires a simple majority to pass, would authorize the district to replace an expiring levy for support of its general fund’s educational and operations expenses that aren’t funded by the state.

The levy collection would average $62.75 million per year for each of the next four years, 2019 through 2022.

Similar levies are failing in the Darrington, Lake Stevens, Marysville and Snohomish school districts. The levies are passing in the Everett, Granite Falls, Index, Monroe, Mukilteo, Northshore, Stanwood-Camano and Sultan school districts.

Results will be certified Feb. 23.

The Edmonds School District is looking to put a replacement technology levy on the ballot in 2020, as well as a construction bond the same year.

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