Ballot counts final for defeated Lynden, Ferndale school bonds

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDFebruary 25, 2014 

Vote counts were finalized Tuesday, Feb. 25, for school bonds in Lynden and Ferndale that were defeated in a special election earlier this month.

Ferndale School District's $125 million bond to rebuild its high school, renovate a home for Windward High School and build a maintenance and transportation center received a little more than 31 percent approval. Of 7,592 district residents who voted in the election, only 2,386 were in approval, according to final certified results.

Lynden School District's $46 million bond to rebuild its middle school and Fisher Elementary School was approved by nearly 57 percent of voters, but not enough to meet the 60 percent required to pass a bond. Of 5,968 votes, 3,397 were in favor of the bond.

Reach Zoe Fraley at 360-756-2803 or zoe.fraley@bellinghamherald.com.

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