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GENERAL ELECTION 2023

Hood Canal school bond falling short

The Hood Canal School District’s proposed $33.5-million building bond to create space for preschool classrooms, an American With Disabilities Act-accessible playground, arts, music and science, and replace a 70-year-old transportation facility was falling short on the first ballot count Tuesday evening.

The bond received 955 “yes” votes for 57.22%, and 714 “no” votes for 42.78%. A 60% majority is required for the bond to pass. A similar bond proposal failed by 80 votes in February 2020.

“We’re grateful for our community’s support for our school,” Superintendent Lance Gibbon wrote to the Journa...

 

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