Taxpayers approve Sequim school levies


For weeks, Sequim school advocates have been stressing the importance of two levies that help fund programs the district offers and for a new fleet of buses.

On Tuesday night, voters supported two Sequim School District proposals in overwhelming fashion, accepting a four-year Education Programs and Operations levy and one-time Transportation Vehicle Fund levy.

The education programs levy earned 6,833 yea votes to 3,331 nay votes, or a little more than 67 percent; only a 50 percent simple majority was needed.

The Transportation Vehicle Fund earned 6,576 yea votes to 3,590 nay votes, a 65-35 split. As with the education programs levy, the transportation proposal also needed a simple majority to pass.

The county elections office will have a new count by Friday, Feb. 15; see for an update. 

The next count after Friday will be on certification day on Feb. 26.
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