Sun. May 26th, 2024

TLDR

  • Bellingham voters passed school enrichment and technology levies in a special election.
  • The levies fund school staff, technology, and maintenance costs amid budget cuts.

Bellingham voters renewed two public school levies in a special election, funding staff, technology, and maintenance operations. The district faces budget cuts of $16 million for the upcoming academic year, making the levies crucial. The state caps tax rates each year, and the total value of property in Whatcom County contributes to the funding. Voters have historically supported school levies in Bellingham, viewing education as a public good worth funding. For more details on the levies and their impact, the school district has released a fact sheet on their website.

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