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Voters deciding on levy, bond measures for school districts in Tuesday’s special election

Levy and bond measures for school districts are among the issues voters will decide as part of Tuesday’s special election.

Voters across Western Washington are deciding if millions in property taxes should be pumped back into school districts.

See results for some key measures below and get full results at the Secretary of State’s website:

SEATTLE

Proposition 1

  • Would fund the salaries of teachers and support staff as well as classroom supplies, bilingual and special education services, student transportation, security, maintenance and student activities.
  • If approved, the $646.8 million levy would last three years from 2022 to 2025 and would cost $0.75 per every $1,000 of assessed home value.

Tuesday night results: 76.28% yes, 23.72% no

Proposition 2

  • Focuses on the modernization of buildings including fire safety, earthquake, air quality and security improvements. Money would also go to technology and the remodeling and modernization of athletic fields and facilities, including Seattle’s Memorial Stadium.
  • The $763 million levy would last for six years from 2023 to 2028. The estimated levy rates per $1,000 of assessed value will range from $0.47 for 2023 collections to $0.37 for 2028 collections.

Tuesday night results: 76.57% yes, 23.43% no

TACOMA

Proposition 1

  • Educational Programs & Operations Replacement Levy
  • Funds 15% of day-to-day operations

Tuesday night results: 65.05% yes, 34.95% no

Proposition 2

  • Technology Improvements & Upgrades Replacement Levy
  • Technology access for all K-12 students

Tuesday night results: 65.48% yes, 34.52% no


Seattle and Tacoma aren’t the only districts asking for millions on Tuesday.

Other districts with levies or bond measures on the ballot include Bellevue, Bethel, Edmonds, Enumclaw, Everett, Fife, Federal Way, Kent, Lake Washington, Mercer Island, Mukilteo, Northshore, North Beach, Puyallup, Renton, Riverview, Shoreline, Snoqualmie Valley, Vashon Island and others.

Get full results here.