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School district wants bond vote reduced from 60% approval

Levy to be considered for February ballot


Last updated 11/2/2021 at 8:21pm

Brian Soergel

College Place Middle School in Lynnwood.

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% supermajority to a 50%, 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 District capital bon...

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