Election officials finalize levy results

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School levies in Washougal and Woodland passed, while a school levy in Mount Pleasant failed, according to Feb. 11 special election results recently finalized by election officials in Clark, Cowlitz and Skamania counties.

Voters in the Washougal School District approved a maintenance and operations levy by a vote of 60.15 percent to 39.85 percent. That levy will raise property taxes to $3.31 per $1,000 of assessed property in a three-year period: 2015 to 2017.

Washougal School District voters also approved a technology levy by a vote of 63.46 percent to 36.54 percent. That levy will raise property taxes to 37 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value in 2015. That rate drops to 35 cents in 2016 and 34 cents in 2017.

In the Woodland School District, a maintenance and operations levy passed 53.88 percent to 46.12 percent. It will raise property taxes to $2.96 per $1,000 of assessed property value in 2015. That drops to $2.88 in 2016 and $2.79 in 2017.

Voters in the Mount Pleasant School District defeated its maintenance and operations levy with a vote of 44.09 percent to 55.91 percent. That levy would have raised property taxes to $3.85 per $1,000 of assessed property value in 2015 before dropping to $3.78 in 2016.

About 30 percent of Clark County registered voters living in the Washougal, Woodland or Mount Pleasant school districts cast a ballot in the Feb. 11 election.