An $81 million bond in the West Valley School District failed in Tuesday's election. The measure wasn't able to gain the needed 60 percent supermajority needed for passage. About 54 percent of voters supported the measure that would have funded new buildings for Apple Valley and Summitview elementary schools. And it would have paid for upgrades at West Valley Jr. High. It's the second time a bond has failed in the district. In 2015 a $56 million bond failed with only 53 percent support.
It's a different story for school districts in the lower valley. Voters in Grandview, Prosser and Zillah all supported bonds that will pay for new school buildings and other upgrades in those districts.
In Selah voters supported a measure that will restructure the school board passed with 75 percent support.
Specifically Grandview voters supported a $42.2 million bond to pay for a new high school. In Zillah voters gave thumbs up to a $14.9 million bond to pay for upgrades at Zillah High School. And in Prosser voters supported a $69.3 million bond to fund a new Prosser High School.

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