Lake Chelan School District voters reject $75.5M bond measure


Lake Chelan Sschool District No. 129 Proposition No. 1 results for Chelan County.

Barry DePaoli, superintendent, Lake Chelan School District

CHELAN - Voters have rejected the Lake Chelan School District  $75.5 million bond proposal by voting “no” on  April 23's Special Election.

On Tuesday night, the combined total (2,210) votes from Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan Counties were counted, 947 (42%) for the approval of the proposal and 1,263 (57%) votes against it. The proposed bond would have paid the construction of new high school and renovations of aging school facilities, including Sargent Field.

In a Facebook post made public by the Lake Chelan School District, Superintendent Barry DePaoli said;

“Although I am disappointed that the Bond was not successful, I want everyone to know that the Board of Directors and I remain undeterred in our vision and our efforts to better meet the needs of our students, staff and families. While we are appreciative that community has always been supportive of our schools, the voter turnout was impressive and the message is clear.  Therefore, the Board and I are committed to further study and finding creative solutions which the voters can endorse in the future.”

A 60 percent “yes” vote was needed in order for the measure to successfully pass. The next ballot count and certification date will be May 3.

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