It's official: School tech levy and library levy pass

School tech levy passes at 51 percent

Results for the February special election were certified Feb. 24. The Federal Way School District technology levy passed with 51.56 percent of the vote (10,374), with 48.44 percent (9,747) voting no.

The levy will be used to move the district toward a student-to-computer ratio of 1:1. The full list of technology upgrades under the levy include continuing the annual upgrade of 20 percent of the district’s oldest computers; an operating system upgrade (the district recently upgraded to Windows XP); portable electronic devices for students (generally just the older students require textbooks); new servers; wireless access; video projectors and document cameras; new technology for math and science classes; new software for grades and libraries; and additional technology staff.

Library levy passes at 52 percent

The King County Library System (KCLS) asked voters to increase the levy rate to 50 cents per $1,000 of assessed value, or $250 for a home worth $500,000, in 2011. The current rate would cost $210 for the same home. The levy will help KCLS maintain its current level of services.

The levy passed at the pools with 52.09 perent (124,429) saying yes.

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