Voters give big yes to school levy


February 10, 2021

SCHOOL’S IN FOR WINTER – Third grader Sophia Orozco is escorted by Kim Pedroza, transportation supervisor, at the start of the second week of in-class learning Monday. These 90 students, from the Hub, preschool, kindergarten and first grade, will be joined by 40 second and third graders next week. A week later the 40 fourth and fifth grade classes will come to school. More in a future story. – Photo by Ken Stern

Nearly a week after its staff was vaccinated against COVID-19, La Conner Schools received more good medicine Tuesday night.

Initial election results posted on the Skagit County elections office website report district voters approved by a 970-374 margin a four-year, $4.04 million replacement levy that will fund school programs in five key areas through 2025.

That is 72.2% for and 27.8% opposed.

La Conner’s was one of three school districts asking for operations funding, with Concrete and Mount Vernon. Mount Vernon voters had a second proposal for safety and technology capital projects....

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