BREAKING NEWS — Sequim, Forks school levies passing with large margins

By Peninsula Daily News

Combined voter tallies
Election results
Initial results tallied Tuesday night in all-mail elections in the Sequim and Quillayute Valley school districts.

Sequim
School District
Educational Programs and Operations Levy
Districtwide
Yes 6,924 67.17%
No 3,385 32.83%
Clallam County
Yes 6,833 67.23%
No 3,331 32.77%
Jefferson County (Gardiner)
Yes 91 62.76%
No 54 37.24%

Transportation Vehicle Fund Levy
Districtwide
Yes 6,669 64.63%
No 3,650 35.37%
Clallam County
Yes 6,576 64.69%
No 3,590 35.31%
Jefferson County (Gardiner)
Yes 93 60.78%
No 60 39.22%

Quillayute Valley School District
Maintenance and Operations Levy
Districtwide
Yes 663 67.93%
No 313 32.07%
Clallam County
Yes 642 67.72%
No 306 32.28%
Jefferson County
Yes 21 75.00%
No 7 25.00%
SCHOOL LEVY BALLOT measures in Sequim and Forks appear headed for easy victories. School district boundaries include both Clallam and Jefferson counties.

1. Sequim School District voters were asked to approve a four-year maintenance-and-operations levy to generate $5.8 million a year.

In Clallam County -- Yes, 6,833 (67.23 percent), No, 3,331 (32.77 percent). In Jefferson County — Yes, 91 (62.76 percent), No, 54 (37.24 percent)


The four-year levy is a replacement for one that expires this year, school officials said.

This year, property owners within the district will pay $1.59 for every $1,000 of assessed property value, for a total of $5.78 million, school officials said.

The estimated rate would be about $1.60 per $1,000 of property value, or $320 a year for a $200,000 home, from 2014 through 2017.


2. Sequim also was seeking a one-year $1.6 million transportation levy that would add an estimated 44 cents per $1,000 of property value, or $88 for a $200,000 home.

In Clallam County — yes, 6,576 (64.69 percent); No, 3,590 (35.31 percent). In Jefferson County, Yes, 93 votes (60.78 percent), No, 60 (39.22 percent).


The levy would provide the district with enough money to buy 17 buses over the next four years, according to district officials.

3. The Qullayute Valley (Forks area) School District was asking for approval of a four-year maintenance-and-operations levy that would generate $628,000 annually from 2014 through 2017.

In Clallam County — Yes, 642 (67.72 percent), No, 306 (32.28 percent). In Jefferson County — Yes, 21 (75 percent); No, 7 (25 percent)


The amount that would be collected is identical to that generated by the existing two-year levy, school officials said.

The estimated rate would be $1.45 per $1,000 of assessed property value — $290 a year for a $200,000 home or $145 annually for a $100,000 home.

The school district plans to use the levey to resurface the Spartan Stadium track, add safety upgrades to crosswalks and sidewalks on South Elderberry Avenue, put new drain vents on the Forks Middle School roof, re-roof Forks Alternative School and the Independent Learning Center Annex, replace district motor pool vehicles, replace the middle school freezer and 1970s-era carpeting at Forks Elementary School, purchase textbooks and fund annual technology upgrades.

Last modified: February 12. 2013 8:41PM
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