School district wants bond vote reduced from 60% approval
Last updated 10/25/2021 at 4:52pm
To address escalating capital demands, the Edmonds School District is asking the state Legislature for a constitutional amendment to change the bond validation rate from a 60 percent supermajority to a 50 percent, plus one, majority of ballots cast.
While a school levy passes with a simple majority, a bond requires 60% approval. In recent years, the district has been on the losing end of bond votes.
In February 2020, 58% of eligible voters approved a $96 million replacement technology and capital levy.
At the same time, however, voters rejected a six-year, $600 million Edmonds School Distr...