Bond Project Update
The Moses Lake School District Board of Directors and the Moses Lake School District are reviewing changing state and local conditions in regards to the school bond vote on February 14, 2017. The bond was approved by voters to construct a second high school, an additional elementary school, and renovate the existing Moses Lake High School. Due to a variety of factors, and changing conditions, the Board of Directors is now reviewing the current conditions to determine the best path going forward. RCW 28A.530.020 states, “If the school board subsequently determines that state or local circumstances should cause any alteration to the specific expenditures from the debt financing or of the state assistance, the board shall first conduct a public hearing to consider those circumstances and to receive public testimony. If the board then determines that any such alterations are in the best interests of the district, it may adopt a new resolution or amend the original resolution at a public meeting held subsequent to the meeting at which public testimony was received.”
The Capital Project Bond, approved by 60.03% of the voters on February 14, 2017, was held up in litigation (regarding the Grant County Auditor’s handling of contested ballots). The case was heard on February 5, 2018, in the Washington Court of Appeals Division III in Spokane, Washington.
UPDATE: On March 8, 2018, the Washington Court of Appeals Division III ruled on behalf of the Grant County Auditor's stating that the certification of the Feb. 2017 election stands, and the bond passage stands.
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Joshua Meek at firstname.lastname@example.org
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