February 10, 2010
UPDATED — 3:17 p.m. Feb. 12, 2010
Celebration was in the air as Issaquah School District officials gathered to welcome election results Tuesday.
The celebration continued Thursday with the results released at 4:30 p.m. showing district ballot measures leading with 65 percent for a maintenance and operations levy, 63 percent for a transportation levy and 65 percent for a technology and repairs levy.
If the measures pass as expected, taxpayers would pay $4.81 for every $1,000 of assessed property for the levies and the remainder of the 2006 bond.
Levy supporters gathered Tuesday night to await early results. As the numbers appeared on the King County Elections Web site just after 8 p.m., sighs of relief, high fives and victory cries erupted from partygoers.
Superintendent Steve Rasmussen thanked voters for their support.
“This campaign was a community effort and took an army of volunteers stepping up because they know it is the right thing to do for our community,” he said. “Schools are the cornerstones for thriving and wonderful communities to live in. I think this bodes well for our community because they know the value and importance of education.”
September 29, 2009
Kathy Linderman, a former educator and Issaquah Education Association president, died Sept. 26. Read more
April 28, 2009
Issaquah School Board members voted unanimously to lay off 158 of its 1,097 teachers April 22, after district officials presented their reduction in force plan. Read more
February 24, 2009
Hopes for education reform in the state were partially dashed Feb. 18 when both legislative bodies rejected further discussion on House Bill 1410 and Senate Bill 5444, two bills Issaquah School Board members and the PTSA fully endorsed.