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Some People Think 60% is Too Much to Ask in Passing School Bonds

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Selah, WA - Some people are starting to wonder if the 60% support needed to pass a school bond is too much.  The Selah school bond is the third local bond in the past three months to fail after getting over 50% of the vote.  In March both the Yakima and Sunnyside school bonds failed to pass with the majority of the community supporting them.  After yesterday, administrators at selah are getting fed up with needing 60%.

"I'd be in favor of making school bonds pass at 50%," Pam Ansingh, the Executive Director for Teaching and Learning at Selah says, adding, "I think it's the quality of the schools in a community that makes people want to move there."

It only takes a simple majority to elect people to office, and to build a new sports stadium like Qwest field.  But school bonds still stand at 60.

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