Mead SD replacement levy leading with ‘yes’ votes by narrow margin

MEAD, Wash. — Those in favor of a replacement levy for Mead schools are leading by a narrow margin of less than 1,000 votes on Wednesday, leaving the race still too close to call.

A second wave of results shows roughly 52% of voters are in favor of the levy, surpassing ‘no’ votes by just 905.

The Mead School District failed to pass a supplemental levy in the fall of 2019. At the time, parents and the community told Superintendent Shawn Woodward the $2.50 per $1,000 assessed value was too much. This time around, they lowered it by 50 cents.

The levy would go to funding extracurricular activities and more class courses, such as music and advanced placement classes.

READ: These are the proposed replacement levies you’ll find on the Feb. ballot