School

Voters overwhelmingly approve all three Northshore measures

measures approved by Jeff Switzer
Voters in the Northshore School district, which covers parts of both King and Snohomish Counties, overwhelmingly approved the three measures on the ballot last week.
   Snohomish County has another 740 absentee ballots to count, while King County estimates another 1,715. Approval of the two levies required a 60 percent majority and a minimum of 6,321 yes votes.
   Between the two counties, the M&O levy received 8,185 yes votes (73 percent), and the technology levy got 8,004 yes votes (71.5 percent).
   The bond issue required 10,535 voters turn out in addition to a 60 percent majority. Between the two counties, it received 7,770 yes votes (70.09 percent) with a turnout of 11,085.
   The levy rate will stay the same as the 1994 and 1995 rates: $5.98 per $1,000 of assessed valuation, or $897 on a $150,000 home.
   The M&O levy would be collected in 1997 at $2.99 per $1,000 of assessed valuation ($448.50 on a $150,000 home); and in 1998 would drop to $2.65 per $1,000 ($397.50 on a $150,000 home).
   The bond issue would be collected in 1997 at $2.66 per $1,000 ($399 on a $150,000 home); and $3 per $1,000 would be collected in 1998 ($450 on a $150,000 home).
   The technology levy would be collected in 1997 and 1998 at $0.33 per $1,000 ($49.50 on a $150,000 home collected in 1997 and again in 1998).