Port Townsend: Schools technology levy vote set for May 21

PORT TOWNSEND — School district officials hope third time is a charm on a proposed technology levy during an election scheduled for May 21.

It will be the third attempt to obtain 60 percent voter approval in a year.

The School Board approved a resolution earlier this week to ask voters for $945,600 over three years for computers, servers and related hardware for the district.

The amount sought is considerably less than the $1.5 million over three years that the school district asked voters for last February and May.

“We went back and took a hard look at what we asked for last time,” School Superintendent Carol Andreasen said Thursday.

“We took some things out and decided to pay for them other ways — through grants or other funding.”

The district eliminated $150,000 that it borrowed three years ago to pay for computers and instead decided to pay that money out of district funds.

The rest of this story appears in the Friday/Saturday Peninsula Daily News Jefferson County edition. Click on “Subscribe” to get the PDN delivered to your home or office.

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