Mercer Island schools – A community investment
In February 2014 two schools propositions will be placed before Mercer Island voters. The first is a $98.8 million bond proposition which, if successful, will fund three projects to address overcrowding in our schools. The second proposition 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 by mail. King County Elections estimates that ballots will be mailed out on January 22. Ballots must be postmarked by February 11 or returned to a ballot drop box by 8:00 p.m. on the day of the election.
You can read more about each proposition at the links below.
Notice: The Mercer Island School District is hereby providing notice and inviting community members to write statements for and against the proposed bond and levy for the special election local voters’ pamphlet. All materials must be submitted to King County Elections by 4:30 p.m. on the due dates below.
- Dec. 27, 2013: Explanatory Statement and Pro/Con Committee Appointment Form
- Dec. 31, 2013: Pro and Con Statements
- Jan. 3, 2014: Pro and Con Rebuttal Statements
More information about the process can be found here. If you or your group is interested in representing either position on either proposition, please contact Mercer Island School District public information officer Randy Bolerjack at least a week in advance of the deadlines outlined above.