HSD levies failing

Voter selecting between "yes" and "no"

Preliminary results from the Feb. 12, 2019, special election have been released, and it appears Hockinson is the only school district in the state not to pass its levies.

So far, 46.37% of votes are in favor of the Replacement School Programs & Operations Levy, and 45.06% are in favor of the Capital Levy for Technology & School Improvements. Ballots are still arriving by mail, and the election will not be certified until Feb. 22, so we will continue to monitor election results.

We thank each of you who voted – whether “yes” or “no.” This is what the democratic process is all about: raising our voices with our votes.

“Although this ‘no’ vote is disappointing for our school district and will require us to make some difficult decisions, this also is an opportunity for our community to engage in important conversations,” said Superintendent Sandra Yager.

HSD would be unable to do any of its work preparing students for promising futures without our community. In addition to helping bridge the gap financially between what the state contributes and what it actually costs to educate our students, your volunteerism and participation in school district events and activities help make Hockinson the special place it is today.

We will keep you informed as we plan for the future.


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