What will be on ballot for school election

  • Tue Jan 21st, 2014 5:07pm
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By Evan Smith

Voters in Brier, Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, Woodway and the rest of the Edmonds School District will get ballots this week that include two ballot measures.

Ballots must be returned by mail with a postmark on or before Election Day, Feb. 11, or left in a 24-hour drop box in Edmonds, Lynnwood, Everett or other sites around Snohomish County by 8 p.m. Election Day.

There is no voters’ pamphlet for the special election.

Here are the two measures that will be on South Snohomish County ballots:

Edmonds School District No. 15

Proposition No. 1

Replacement School Programs and Operations Levy

The Board of Directors of Edmonds School District No. 15, serving the communities of Brier, Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, Woodway, and unincorporated Snohomish County, adopted Resolution No. 13-26, concerning a proposition to finance school programs and operations. This proposition would authorize the District to replace an expiring levy and to levy the following excess taxes upon all taxable property within the District, for support of the District’s General Fund program and operation expenses:

Levy yearCollection yearAssessed valueLevy amount
20142015$2.77$56,000,000
20152016$2.84$60,500,000
20162017$2.92$65,500,000
20172018$2.88$68,000,000
All as provided in Resolution No. 13-26. Should this proposition be approved?

Levy Yes __

Levy No ___

Edmonds School District No. 15

Proposition No. 2

Capital Improvement and School Construction General Obligation Bonds – $275,000,000

The Board of Directors of Edmonds School District No. 15, adopted Resolution No. 13-35, concerning a proposition to finance capital improvements to its facilities. This proposition would authorize the District to improve safety, heating/ventilation, roofing, energy efficiency and other capital improvements; reduce class size grades 1-6, various schools; add classrooms for full-day kindergarten; modernize Spruce, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace elementaries; add classroom capacity at Edmonds-Woodway; replace Alderwood Middle, Lynndale and Madrona; relocate Maintenance/Transportation/Warehouse facility; issue $275,000,000 of general obligation bonds maturing within 21 years; and levy annual excess property taxes to pay such bonds, as provided in Resolution No. 13-35. Should this proposition be:

Approved __

Rejected ___