ELECTION UPDATE: Looks Like Highline School District Levy Will Pass


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UPDATE WED. 2/9/11 5pm: King County Elections released the second round of results on Tuesday’s election, and the Highline School District Levy is looking like it will definitely pass with 59.86% 60.72% in the “Yes” column out of nearly 32% of ballots counted.

The proposition requires 50% approval to pass.

Here are the details from the county’s website:

HIGHLINE SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 401

Ballots Cast/Registered Voters: *17,892 / 56,549 • 31.64%

Proposition No. 1 Replacement of Expiring Educational Programs and Operation Levy

  • YES: 10,855 • 60.72%
  • NO: 7,022 • 39.28%

* Reflects the voter registration count as of January 28, 2011 following the official logic and accuracy test.

“We are grateful to Highline voters for this show of support,” said Highline Superintendent John Welch. “This shows how much our community values the education of our children. Even in these tough times, people are willing to invest in education and support our local schools.”

The levy makes up about 25 percent of the funding for operating schools. Most of the levy dollars pay for teachers and staff positions. The levy also pays for basics such as bus transportation, building maintenance, and textbooks. These costs are not fully funded by the state.

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HIGHLINE SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 401

Ballots Cast/Registered Voters: *16,300 / 56,549 • 28.82%

Proposition No. 1 Replacement of Expiring Educational Programs and Operation Levy

  • YES: 9,750 • 59.86%
  • NO: 6,537 • 40.14%

* Reflects the voter registration count as of January 28, 2011 following the official logic and accuracy test.

The next round of returns will be released Wednesday afternoon at 4:30pm, so check back then for an update.

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  1. I’m proud of my community for valuing public education!

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