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BRIEF: Ballot counts final for defeated Lynden, Ferndale school bonds

February 25, 2014

By Zoe Fraley, The Bellingham Herald (Bellingham, Wash.)

Feb. 26--Vote counts were finalized Tuesday, Feb. 25, for school bonds in Lynden and Ferndale that were defeated in a special election earlier this month.

Ferndale School District's$125 million bond to rebuild its high school, renovate a home for Windward High School and build a maintenance and transportation center received a little more than 31 percent approval. Of 7,592 district residents who voted in the election, only 2,386 were in approval, according to final certified results.

Lynden School District's$46 million bond to rebuild its middle school and Fisher Elementary School was approved by nearly 57 percent of voters, but not enough to meet the 60 percent required to pass a bond. Of 5,968 votes, 3,397 were in favor of the bond.

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