Opposing opinions sought for Bellingham school bond in Whatcom County voter pamphlet


BELLINGHAM - People opposed to a $160 million bond that Bellingham School District is proposing for the Nov. 5 ballot can help craft a "con" statement for a local voters' pamphlet, according to the Whatcom County Auditor's Office.

The district already has appointed a "pro" committee to put together a statement in favor of the bond, and the Auditor's Office is looking for people to form a "con" committee to recommend the rejection of the bond.

The largest projects on the bond are a rebuild of Sehome High School for $73 million, a new Options High School for $21 million, a Happy Valley Elementary School rebuild for $19 million and a renovation of the district office for $17 million.

People interested in submitting a con statement should contact Auditor Debbie Adelstein at 360-715-7474 no later than Thursday, Aug. 1.

Reach Zoe Fraley at 360-756-2803 or zoe.fraley@bellinghamherald.com. Read her School Days blog at blogs.bellinghamherald.com/schools or follow her on Twitter at @bhamschools.

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