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MISD's new online tool provides Bond and Levy information
The Mercer Island School District has created an online tool for residents to review public information about two schools propositions going before voters on the February 11, 2014 election ballot.
“We knew from our extensive community outreach over the last year that voters wanted to know more about the bond and levy proposals and have access to more information,” said MISD Superintendent Dr. Gary Plano. “This tool provides straight-forward public information regarding the purpose and value of both propositions in an easy-to-access format.”
The tool can be accessed at this link or from the homepage of any Mercer Island schools websites by following the green “Feb. 2014 Bond & Levy” icon.
Proposition 1 is a $98.8 million bond proposition which, if successful, will fund three projects to address overcrowding in Mercer Island schools. Proposition 2 is a four-year renewal of the maintenance and operations levy. The levy provides 26 percent of the district general operating budget, including funding for about 100 teachers and other staff.
The election will be an all-mail special election, meaning voters will receive their ballots sometime between late-January and early-February.