Hear about Tukwila School District plans for levies, bond at celebration Friday

School District Superintendent Nancy Coogan and Tukwila Mayor Allan Ekberg will lead a community celebration Friday (Feb. 19) to mark the passage of three key Tukwila School District measures.

School District Superintendent Nancy Coogan and Tukwila Mayor Allan Ekberg will lead a community celebration Friday (Feb. 19) to mark the passage of three key Tukwila School District measures.

The celebration is 6-7 p.m. at the Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave. S., where the community can ask questions, give feedback, and hear all about the next steps for projects in the school construction bond.

There will be renderings, timelines, cake and refreshments.

Tukwila votes approved two levies and a construction and renovation bond measure resoundingly.

Here are the results from the Feb. 9 special election as of Tuesday, Feb. 16. The percentages have changed little since the initial results were released.

Bond measure

YES: 68.20 percent or 1,156 vote

NO: 31.80 percent or 539 votes

The $99 million bond measure will build an early learning center for kids that will house the district’s preschool programs and all kindergartens and additions at Showalter Middle School and Foster High School for STEAM programs. There are millions of dollars for deferred maintenance throughout the district.

School programs/operations levy

YES: 70.45 percent or 1,192 votes

NO: 29.55 percent or 500 votes

The renewal of the four-year levy will raise roughly $12 million in each year to cover the cost of school operations not paid for by the state.

Technology levy

YES: 71.86 percent or 1,223 votes

NO: 28.14 percent or 479 votes

The renewal of the four-year Technology Levy will raise about $890,000 each year to upgrade and modernize the laptops students need to learn how to work in a 21st century economy.

The King County Elections Division will update the results daily until the election is certified on Feb. 19. Election results are available online.


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