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Hood Canal ballots coming

Capital bond would fund four major priorities


January 20, 2022

Gordon Weeks

Hood Canal School sixth-grade students, from left, Shane Cagle, Talon Sage and an unidentified student climb the jungle gym Tuesday. If the district's building bond passes Feb. 8, the school will create a new, more-accessible playground to accommodate younger students and students with special needs.

Residents in the Hood Canal School District as early as tomorrow could receive ballots for the district's replacement levy and a building bond that would create a new junior high school building, additional classrooms for early learning programs, a more accessible playground and a new transportation maintenance building.

Voters have until 8 p.m. Feb. 8 to cast ballots.

The proposed tax rate for the replacement levy is an estimated $1.04 per $1,000 of assessed home value. The estimated cost for the capital bond is $1.14 per $1,000 of assessed home value.

If both pass, residents will pay $2.1...

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