With teachers and other supporters along State Avenue, Christie Johnson (left) waves signs supporting the Marysville capital levy on Feb. 10 in Marysville. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

With teachers and other supporters along State Avenue, Christie Johnson (left) waves signs supporting the Marysville capital levy on Feb. 10 in Marysville. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Latest tally pushes Mukilteo school bond closer to passage

With ballots counted Wednesday, the $240 million bond measure is within a half-percent of approval.

EVERETT — Mukilteo School District’s $240 million bond measure inched closer to a “pass” in the latest round of ballot counting.

Support for the bond climbed to 59.6% in the vote tally released Wednesday. That’s up from 59.3% recorded on election night. Under state law, 60% is needed for passage.

“We are so thankful for those who vote and are still hopeful that the approval rate will reach the required 60 percent,” said Diane Bradford, communications and public relations manager for the district.

The proposed bond would pay for additions to Challenger, Horizon and Discovery elementary schools and Mariner High School, as well as additions to and partial replacement of Mukilteo and Serene Lake elementaries and Explorer Middle School.

“If it does not pass the school board will consider running the same capital bond in April because the needs are still there,” she said. “The bottom line is we must have seats for students.”

Wednesday’s ballot count did not change results in any of the measures on the ballot.

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