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The Seattle school district appears to have won enough support from voters for both of its local tax measures in yesterday’s election. The first vote count showed about two-thirds of voters approving the capital levy and the operations levy.

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Voters have until Tuesday, Feb. 12, to return their ballots in an election that's important to many Washington school districts. But some school districts are reckoning with the possibility of not winning enough voter approval for their bond measures, and they’ve turned to the state Legislature to try to lower the threshold required for passage.  

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Although results in the Feb. 13 special election have not yet been certified, several school districts in the Puget Sound region appear to have failed to pass school construction bond measures. Those districts include Everett, Arlington, Lake Washington and Bethel.

One Democratic state lawmaker said the threshold for school bond measures to pass is too high, making it hard for districts to address overcrowding and build new schools.