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Levies Pass In Southwest Washington School Districts


Voters in seven southwest Washington school districts approved new levies in an election Tuesday.

The levies passed in Vancouver, Evergreen, Camas, Green Mountain, Hockinson, La Center and Ridgefield school districts.

The money will pay for things like new buildings and other infrastructure projects that school districts around the region say they need.

Like most districts in southwest Washington, the state pays for a portion of a district’s budget  and each district uses levies to help make up the remainder of its costs.

In Vancouver, voters reauthorized the levy that’s been in place since the 1960s. The district said it will fund classroom materials like textbooks, as well as teachers and support positions.

In Camas, voters approved a $120 million bond the district said it will be used to build a new high school and a new elementary school, as well as to purchase new property for future schools.

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