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Kennewick School District's Bond Up For Voting Again

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KENNEWICK, Wash.-- Ballots are out to vote for the Kennewick School District's $68 million bond.

The district already tried passing it in March but it failed only by less than a percentage point. Kennewick staff say the money will go strictly to construction related projects.

Many schools in the district are about 30-years old and need remodeling. Some of those include Canyon View and Southgate Elementary.

Also if the bond passes there are plans to build a new elementary school.

"Interest rates are low, more of the money that you spend is going to the projects and less to interest rates, construction bids are coming in much lower than expected so this is the best time for the tax payer to get the most for their money," said Lorraine Cooper with the Kennewick School District.

As of Monday the auditor's office reports there's been more than 11,000 ballots returned out of a little more than 39,000 mailed out.

The deadline to mail your ballot is May 19th.

 

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