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Voters say no to school bond issue

OKANOGAN — The Okanogan School District’s proposed bond issue is going down to defeat, even though a majority of voters said yes to the $6.5 million measure.

In unofficial election returns, the measure garnered 571 yes votes, or 54.1 percent, and 484 no votes, or 45.88 percent. It needed 60 percent or more yes votes to pass. The election will be certified May 6.

“The people have spoken,” said Superintendent Richard Johnson. “Although the majority of voters supported the bond levy, the 60 percent super majority of voters necessary for passage of the school district’s bond levy was not reached.”


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