February 9, 2011
||Kathryn Reith, Communications Director|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Redmond, Wash. – With over 28,000 ballots counted, King County Elections announced last night that 59.33% of the votes were yes for the Lake Washington School District Proposition No. 1 Capital Projects Levy. This levy measure will relieve district overcrowding by funding the construction of additions to Redmond and Eastlake High Schools, and a new small secondary school that will emphasize science, technology, engineering and math.
While ballots will continue to be counted through February 23, district officials noted that in past elections, the yes vote percentage for district measures have tended to increase as late ballots came in. As a result, district officials are confident that the measure will pass. The capital projects levy requires a 50% plus one majority in order to pass.
“I’m grateful for this strong show of support for our schools,” noted Dr. Chip Kimball, superintendent. “Despite a very tough economy, our community is willing to pay for the needed expansion of space to accommodate our growing student population. Our community’s support for education is critical to our ability to prepare students for the future. It is this support that makes the Lake Washington Community a great place to live, work, learn, and play.”
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About Lake Washington: Lake Washington School District is a high-performing public school district serving Kirkland, Redmond, and Sammamish, Washington. It is the sixth largest district in the state of Washington, with over 24,000 students in 50 schools.