Puyallup Wins Replacement Levy Election
Puyallup Wins Replacement Levy Election
Posted on 02/14/2018

Voters have approved a replacement levy to fund day-to-day programs and operations, according to unofficial February 13 Special Election results.

The Pierce County Auditor’s Office reported on election night that a four-year Educational Programs and Operations Replacement Levy received 68.7 percent 13,185 yes votes compared to 31.24 percent 5,989 no votes.

The replacement levy pays for 19 percent of the district’s day-to-day programs and operations and renews an existing four-year levy approved by voters in 2014.

“We appreciate the gracious and generous support from our community,” responded Superintendent Tim Yeomans. “We will continue to be good stewards of the dollars entrusted to us. Our primary mission will be to continue improvement of instruction, student growth, and achievement. Passage of these levies will allow us to provide that support over the next four years of operation.”

Pleased with the election results, School Board President Kathy Yang noted, “On behalf of students, teachers, support staff, administration and the Board of Directors we thank the Puyallup community for supporting our schools. Replacement of the levy will allow us to continue to provide important programs necessary to give all students an opportunity to reach their potential. We are grateful to be in a community that values and invests in our children, and we will strive to do our part to create the best learning environment we can for each student.”

The Pierce County Auditor’s Office will certify the Special Election results on February 26.