South Whidbey voters approve school levies

South Whidbey residents overwhelmingly approved the extension of two levies that pay for programs, technology and capital improvements for the South Whidbey School District.

The replacement levy for educational programs and operations passed with 70 percent of the vote while the replacement levy for technology, capital improvements and safety passed by 68 percent.

Voter turnout was just below one-third of 13,311 registered voters — 4,351 ballots were tabulated as of 8 p.m. Tuesday. Another count is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13.

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