Pierce County Special Election Attracts Voters

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Andrew Flury, Staff

People have been drawing attention to the Feb. 14 special election all around the Puyallup School District. The vote mainly concerns school and fire department funding, affecting cities from Eatonville to White River. The vote involving the Puyallup School District is the Proposition 1 Replacement Education Programs and Operations Levy, which is a renewal of the the previous year’s levy.

The levy rate, $1.50 for every thousand dollars of property worth, is actually a decrease from the levy rate of years past ($3.48 for every thousand dollars).”

— Pierce County Auditor

According to the Pierce County Auditor, funds from the levy would help pay “classroom teachers, assistants, nurses, special education instruction and advanced classes,” in addition to funding “textbooks, technological support, arts and music, extra-curricular programs and athletic programs.” The levy rate, $1.50 for every thousand dollars of property worth, is actually a decrease from the levy rate of years past ($3.48 for every thousand dollars).