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Thanks to our supporters, we’ve passed the Replacement EP&O Levy at 52.45%!

Update as of 2/13; 4 p.m.

Thanks to our supporters, we’ve passed the Replacement EP&O Levy at 52.45%! This allows us to continue providing strong instructional programs and fund essential staff to keep students learning and growing – academically, socially and emotionally. Thank you!

The Capital Projects Bond, however, is falling short of meeting the supermajority (60%), garnering only 46.28% as of Feb. 13.


Update as of 2/11; 8:15 p.m.

SBLSD Families and Staff:

Here are preliminary results of the District’s EP&O Levy and Capital Projects Bond.

Levy

The unofficial results of our Replacement Educational Programs & Operation Levy are too close to call.  At this time, there is 51.59 percent “for” the Levy and 48.41 percent “against.”

The EP&O Levy requires 50 percent of voter support to pass. Making up 13 percent of the District’s budget, the Levy would cover what the state doesn’t fund, including safety, security, essential staff (teachers, paraeducators, counselors, SROs/campus safety officers), academic and extracurricular programs, special education and more.

I thank our community for their support as we remain hopeful that this critical levy that covers what the state doesn’t fund will pass. We are watching returns closely and will keep you posted. The Feb. 11 election results will be final and officially certified on Feb. 21.

Bond

Thank you to all of our supporters who voted to provide the best facilities for our students, staff and community for decades to come. Unfortunately, we fell short of meeting the supermajority, garnering only 45.77 percent. State law requires that at least 60 percent must vote in favor of the measure for it to pass.

I also thank and appreciate members of our Sumner High School Project Review Task Force and Facilities Steering Committee for their hard work in creating a bond package that would fund the Sumner High School Phase 2 Replacement project, acquire land for a future middle school and a turf, lighted field in Tehaleh.

Our School Board will convene soon to review election results and consider next steps. We continue steadfast planning for the future, creating Room To Grow for decades to come.

Laurie Dent, Ph.D.
Superintendent