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February 11, 2014 at 8:31 PM

Bellevue school construction bond passing in early returns

Voters in Bellevue were showing their support Tuesday night for a $450 million school construction bond that was passing with almost 72 percent of the vote in first-day returns.

In the Lake Washington school district, however, a $755 million bond issue was falling short of the required 60 percent, reaching about 57 percent in the initial count of King County’s biggest special election since 2010.

They were among 16 school districts in King County and 11 in Snohomish County trying to pass levy and/or bond measures to operate, maintain and build schools.

According to unofficial results released shortly after 8 p.m., most ballot measures were winning approval.

It was  a big night for school districts statewide, with 270 of the 283 measures on the ballot seeking approval of school levies or bonds — almost triple the number of school measures on last February’s special ballot, according to the Washington secretary of state’s office.

Comments | More in Education, General news | Topics: Bellevue School District, King County elections, Lake Washington School District


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