Thursday, February 16, 2017
The official certification of the election is 4:30pm Friday, February 24 - but the celebration has already begun in Shoreline and Lake Forest Park.
The school bond needed 16,002 ballots to be cast to validate the election. At close of business Thursday, February 16, 17,662 ballots had been counted. More will come in from last minute mailings.
The bond needed an approval vote of 60%. As of Thursday, the approvals were at 74%.
Maren Norton, Chair of the all volunteer Bond committee, said "Chairing this campaign gave me a way to invest and engage locally at a time when doing is more important than ever. And, in so doing, I was reminded of the power of community. How thankful I am for mine! We are indeed stronger together."
We did it! The Bond has passed with enough votes to validate the election! What a fantastic community! SESPA members appreciate the incredible support for children and schools in Shoreline. We are truly #strongertogether!
The bond funds the construction of Parkwood Elementary, a new Children's Center which will house the three early learning programs, and replace the middle school buildings for Kellogg and Einstein.