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Yelm Schools UPDATE – What’s Next

– From Superintendent Andy Wolf about the Special Election Results:
Thank you for your support in passing the Yelm levy.

I would like to take a moment to thank those folks who volunteered and freely gave their time over the past two years to develop a package that would meet the needs of the area, both physically and financially. Your willingness to take the time to understand the complexities of state funding, student growth and how levies and bonds work was extremely valued and appreciated. The vision you created for taking care of students, staff and community was refreshing and genuine. Thank you for your dedication and passion to wrestle with these difficult but essential issues.

We will be reflecting on the election results (Thurston) (Pierce) and seeking input from our Key Communicators Task Force as to the options we have to address overcrowding at the elementary level and how we can disperse our student population across the district until new construction can be achieved.
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– Yelm School Board to meet this evening about overcrowding
This open-to-the-public session will be held in the Yelm Schools District Offices, 107 First St. N., at 5:30pm.

– From The Olympian Editorial Board:
“In Yelm, voters rejected a $59.5 million bond measure to expand classroom space – the lone ballot loss”

“All eight Thurston County school districts put maintenance and operations levies on the ballot Tuesday. In every one, voters said yes – passing the property-tax levies by large, in some cases resounding margins.

The only setback was in Yelm. Voters approved the levy for Yelm Community Schools but rejected a $59.5 million bond proposal that would have added classroom space to accommodate the district’s fast-growing enrollment. It was the second such loss in two years for Yelm, leaving questions about how to move forward.”
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Click here for final vote results.

Posted by Steve on February 16, 2016 at 7:31 am | Permalink

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