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Central Valley Voters Approve Two Levies Liberty And Other School Districts In Spokane County Getting Thumbs-Up

Central Valley educators were celebrating late Tuesday night after both their levy measures passed at the polls.

The district won approval for its two-year levy as well as a school bus levy that would replace several of the district’s aging buses.

“It’s wonderful to have this kind of support from this community,” said Skip Bonuccelli, district spokesman. “Especially since 75 percent of voters don’t have kids in the schools.”

With all precincts counted by 11 p.m., 78 percent of voters had approved the district’s maintenance levy.

Just over 75.5 percent had approved the bus levy.

The Liberty School District in southeast Spokane County passed a bond issue after nine attempts in four years.

The $3.1 million bond will go toward adding on to the district’s only high school and updating the district’s wastewater treatment plant.

Sixty-two percent of Liberty voters supported the measure, while 37.4 percent said no to the scaled-down version of earlier bond attempts.

“That’s wonderful,” said Liberty board member Michael Connelly. “It’s something that we needed desperately. People have worked for almost eight years. It looks like we found the right combination.”

Several other districts only placed levies on the ballots.

Here are unofficial results from all of Spokane’s outlying school districts. With 100 percent of precincts reporting:

Central Valley School District regular two-year, $23 million maintenance and operations levy: Yes: 78%. No: 22%. Two-year, $900,000 school bus levy: Yes: 75.5%. No: 24.4%.

Cheney School District: Two-year, $7.9 million maintenance and operations levy. Yes: 75.5%. No: 24.4%. Two-year, $2.1 million capital levy: Yes: 70%. No: 30%.

Deer Park School District: Two-year, $1 million maintenance and operations levy: Yes: 72.6%. No: 27.3%.

East Valley School District: Two-year, $9.6 million maintenance and operation levy: Yes: 73%. No: 27%.

Freeman School District: Two-year, $1.6 million maintenance and operation levy: Yes: 71.7%. No: 28.2%. Five-year, $915,000 technology levy: Yes: 62.7%. No: 37.2%.

Liberty School District: Two-year, $1.5 million maintenance and operation levy: Yes: 72.1%. No: 27.8%. $3.1 million bond issue: Yes: 62.5%. No: 37.4%.

Medical Lake School District: Two-year, $715,000 maintenance and operation levy: Yes: 78.3%. No: 21.6%.

Nine Mile Falls School District: Two-year $2.3 million maintenance and operation levy: Yes: 66.8%. No: 33.1%.

Riverside School District: Four-year, $4 million maintenance and operation levy: Yes: 68.2%. No: 31.7%. $2.6 million modernization and technology bond: Yes: 63%. No: 37%.

West Valley School District: Two-year, $9 million maintenance and operation levy: Yes: 73.1%. No: 26.8. Two-year $1 million technology levy: Yes: 66.5%. No: 33.4%.

, DataTimes



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