School bond passing at polls

After years of defeats at the polls, a Snoqualmie Valley School District bond measure has passed.

Early results from the March 10 special election put the bond at 65.82 percent approval, beating both a hefty validation requirement and the 60 percent supermajority rule.

"We did it, people!" Valley Voters for Education leader Geoff Doy exclaimed in an e-mail sent out to bond supporters just before midnight Tuesday.

As of Tuesday, the $27 million bond, which would fund repairs, upgrades and modular classes at Valley schools, had garnered 5,328 "yes" votes and 2,767 "no" votes. Nearly 8,100 voters had cast ballots, about 37 percent of registered voters in the district.

While final results will not be declared until Wednesday, March 25, bond supporters predicted that the chances of the majority being overturned are slim.

Rather, past experience shows that the majority will probably move higher, Doy stated.

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