Voters approved two Peninsula School District levies on the Feb. 14 ballot. At press time the Replacement Educational Programs and Operations Levy was passing by 64.07% and the Safety, Security and Technology Levy by 63.41%.
Turnout was 20,855 voters, or 39.49% of the electorate.
“Thank you Peninsula School District voters for continuing to support our schools by approving these important levies,” said Superintendent Krestin Bahr in a statement.
The three-year Replacement Educational Programs and Operations Levy replaces the 2020 levy expiring at the end of 2023, accounting for about 18% of the PSD budget.
The six-year Safety, Security and Technology Levy provides a new dedicated funding source for safety, security systems and technology improvements across the district.
The total local school tax rate, including both levies and the existing bond, is estimated to be $1.82 per $1,000 of assessed value beginning in 2024.
“Once again, our community has shown they understand and value the importance of quality schools,” said PSD Board President Natalie Wimberley.
Election results will be certified by Pierce County Elections on Feb. 24. For more information, search for election results at piercecountywa.gov.
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