Voters support levy requests for Wahkiakum, Naselle schools
February 15, 2018
Local school districts received support from voters in Tuesday's special levy elections.
Voters said yes to a four-year $997,000 levy to support education at the Wahkiakum School District.
The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District educational and operations levy passed on Tuesday with a combined Pacific-Wahkiakum vote of 340 for and 165 against.
Wahkiakum district results
There were 960 votes counted on Tuesday night. There were 591 yes votes, or 61.56 percent, voted yes to pass the levy. There were 369 votes against, at 38.44 percent.
Another 87 votes will be counted on February 22, but won’t be enough to affect the results.
“On behalf of the student body, staff and school board, we would like to extend our gratitude to our voters for continuing to be such a supportive community for our educational system,” Superintendent Bob Garrett said. “Our entire community is better because of you.”
Naselle/Grays River district results
The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District educational and operations levy passed on Tuesday with a combined Pacific-Wahkiakum vote of 340 for and 165 against. The three-year levy will raise to raise $450,000 annually.
Pacific voters voted 223 for and 85 against.
One hundred and seventeen voters equaling 59 percent of Westend Wahkiakum residents voted yes for the Naselle-Grays River Valley School District levy to pass. Eighty voted no.
" I would like to thank the voters who turned out to cast their ballots," district Superintendent Lisa Nelson commented in an email. "Our district has had a long history of support from its voters, and we thank and appreciate them very much for allowing us to continue our tradition of educating the students in the Naselle-Grays River Valley areas."