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Preliminary Results Show Kennewick School Bond Passing

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KENNEWICK, Wash.--  The preliminary results show the Kennewick School District bond is passing.

60.93% of votes were for it, and just over 39% against it.  That's more than the 60% super-majority they needed.   District staff are very excited about the results.

If it ends up passing, the $68-million bond will go to build a new school and renovate others.
The superintendent, Dave Bond, says if it passes, they're ready to get started on their projects.  He explains, "Hopefully by July we'll be turning dirt out in Cottonwood Springs and building a new elementary school.  We're moving Canyon View to Fruitland and starting the remodeling process there at Canyon View probably by late July or early August.   We're excited!  We're ready to go and get these projects done."

This is the second time the bond has been on the ballots.  Bond says he thinks it's passing this time because they had more publicity and more people knew what it was about.

These are only preliminary results.  Election workers expect more ballots will counted before the end of this week.