The results from February’s elections are in. Both Renton School District (RSD) levies have passed.
The Replacement Educational Programs, Maintenance and Operations levy passed with 63.86 percent of votes for the proposition. This levy will replace the previous levy that was set to expire this year, and will contribute to classroom materials, textbooks, teacher salaries, support staff, building maintenance, school lunches, athletics and more.
The Building for a Lifetime of Learning Capital Levy to Construct and Renovate School Facilities passed with 62.43 percent of votes for the proposition. This levy will fund the new elementary school that is set to be built at the site of Sartori Education Center in North Renton. The levy will also allow for improvements and renovations on existing schools, as well as help fund a long-term technology plan that is designed to maintain and update technology tools and software.
“We’ve very exited about the results,” said Randy Matheson, executive director of community relations at RSD. “We’re looking forward to the much-needed elementary school. The results we see from voters is that there are a lot of supporters for local education. And our support staff is doing great things at schools.”
The district estimates that due to the increased number of families and businesses that have moved into the district, homeowners and taxpayers will pay the same amount of tax in 2017 and beyond.