The February 10 election yielded mixed results for Highline with passage of the education programs and operations levy and failure of the capital improvement bond. The School Board now must look for solutions to overcrowding and aging buildings.
The levy appears to be passing by 58.61%, meeting the 50% threshold needed for passage. However, it appears that the bond will not reach the 60% threshold needed for passage. With the majority of ballots counted, the bond has received 54.72% of the vote.
The challenges of crowded classrooms, growing enrollment, and aging buildings in Highline have been the focus of several recent stories in the regional news media. Here is a rundown of local coverage.