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News Release
Vote February 13th
Vote February 13th
MEDIA ALERT - Two Weeks to Vote (Photo) - 02/06/18

OTHELLO, WA -- Othello School District is asking its residents to send in their ballots for the February 13th special election. The District has a $61.4 million school bond on the ballot, intended to ease overcrowding in all grades K-12. In order to pass, the bond must be approved by a super majority of at least 60% plus one vote.

With Othello schools at 118% of capacity, Othello is proposing to build two new schools (one elementary and one middle school), and expand the existing high school by increasing capacity to hold 1500 students and a new 1,500-seat auditorium and gym space. The bond proposition was developed following numerous community forums, surveys, and meetings between the district and residents. A total local tax increase of 96 cents per $1,000 of assessed value is estimated for the projects.

A helpful Question and Answer page is available at www.othelloschools.org/bond2018, and community members wishing to know more about the Othello bond are encouraged to visit this website or call the Superintendent's Office at 509.488.2659 ext. 1003. All ballots must be postmarked or placed in a ballot drop box by Tuesday, February 13th.

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Attached Media Files: Othello Bond Mailer , Vote February 13th