It’s Official: Kennewick School Bond Passes, Will Now Be Ratified
With all votes counted, the Kennewick School District Bond proposal has passed.
According to the latest update from the Benton County Auditor's office, 1pm Thursday, a total of 16,967 ballots were cast out of 50,301 registered voters.
Yes votes on the $125-million project were 10,648; no votes were 6,278. It passed by a margin of 62.91 percent. Now begins the process of starting the numerous projects.
The package will pay for a brand new Kennewick High to be built on its existing land, extensive remodeling of Kamiakin and Southridge High schools, renovating and remodeling Ridgeview and Amistad Elementaries, and building an as-yet unnamed Elementary School #18.
It's believed citizens will start seeing construction work in a few weeks when the weather clears.