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Coupeville bond passes

Coupeville School District will get its new high school thanks to a $22.8 million bond that looks to have been approved by voters.

As of a Tuesday evening count, the bond appeared to be passing by 65.5 percent majority with 1,605 people voting for it and 843 voting against it. For the bond to be approved, 60 percent of the voters had to approve the bond.

“Right now it’s pretty exciting,” said Coupeville School Board President Don Sherman. “Our community has been very supportive of our bonds and our levies.”

The bond election hasn’t been certified yet and officials are waiting for the last of the absentee ballots to arrive.

The bond will fund construction of a new high school, demolition of the current high school and a variety of maintenance projects throughout the district. The money will also fund a roof project scheduled to begin this summer.

Superintendent Bill Myhr echoed Sherman’s words adding that because of the community’s support, the district must be good stewards of taxpayers’ money.

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