Local voting says Yes for schools, No for stadium.

Votes for local school levies are scheduled to be certified next week, but in the recent count by the Grays Harbor office, very little has changed. All school levies are passing, with the majority of local results showing an over 60% majority. Oakville’s levy is currently passing by only 4 votes.

Elma will not be getting their new stadium. That measure has continued to fail; now showing a 53% majority to deny the proposition. Elma students will be using their aging facility unless voters approve a rebuild in another election.

The Elma School District sent a letter out in January saying that, “Structural studies show that within the next year the current stadium will no longer be safe to use” and is scheduled to be torn down this spring.

As part of a November 2010 bond election, KMB Designs posted a plan for a new district stadium facility that included seating for up to 1500 spectators. If funded, that project would have also included a new artificial field playing surface, an 8-lane running track, and field lights.

The proposition currently failing would have brought up to $8.4 million to the school.

Votes will be officially certified February 25.



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