Unofficial election results released by the Snohomish County Auditor’s Office Tuesday night indicate that Edmonds School District’s Supplemental Levy is passing with 54 percent of the vote so far — 10,615 votes in favor and 8,991 against. A simple majority is required for passage. That’s with 87,088 votes counted and does not include ballots that have not yet been received in the mail.
“We appreciate the support of our community, and in particular during this very challenging economic time in our state to see the issue is passing,” Superintendent Nick Brossoit said in a statement issued Tuesday. “We know that there are real hardships happening in the lives of so many people. Still, as we are here to educate students and as we see the state bracing for another round of reductions, it will help the district greatly to have the local support and resources of the supplemental levy to better address the needs of students in our schools. Our sincere thanks to our public for this support.”
The levy will provide additional general fund dollars that the school district can use to support general fund expenditures. It will add an additional 31 cents per thousand to the current projected total propery tax rate for 2011, making the total rate per $1,000 of assessed valuation $3.55 compared to $3.24.