After election night results were tallied on February 11, 2014, and another large batch of ballots added to the initial totals on February 12th, it looks like the Snoqualmie Valley School District (SVSD) is on course to have one its most successful levy elections in last decade.
With about 7,500 ballots counted, totaling 32% of registered voters, the district’s two levy propositions (Operations and Technology) were passing at rates of 67.2% and 68.5%. The last time SVSD levies passed with such high approval rates was in 2002, when the official results recorded 68% yes votes.
SVSD’s Educational Programs and Operations Levy provides about 25% of the district’s critical operating budget, and according to SVSD officials, it was imperative that the levies passed.
King County Elections will continue to count and tally additional mail-in ballots each businesses day until the election results are finalized on February 25, 2014.
For more results visit King County Elections.
Next up for the SVSD is a capital construction school bond to build needed facility space, as well as upkeep of current buildings. It is estimated that bond will be brought before voters sometime later this year or in early 2015.