Washington construction bond measure fails for second time

Thursday, April 24, 2014

A $38 million construction bond measure for the Tenino School District has failed again, according to returns posted Tuesday by the Thurston County Auditor's Office.

"It's very sad," said superintendent Russell Pickett. The measure, which would have modernized two schools and upgraded athletic facilities and technology, was failing with just 52 percent of the vote Tuesday. Bond measures require 60 percent approval for passage.

After an identical measure on the Feb. 11 ballot fell 81 "yes" votes shy of passing, the Tenino School Board considered going back to voters for less but decided to stick with the original proposal, Pickett said.

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