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$495 million school bond passing

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Needing 60 percent for approval, a $495 million construction bond for Spokane Public Schools looks like it will pass. 

As of Tuesday night, the bond had received almost 66.9 percent of the votes that were counted. 

In an effort to ease overcrowding, the district will look to build three new middle schools and replace Glover, Shaw and Sacajawea middle schools. 

The bond will cost 98 cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation from 2019 through 2024. Property tax rates are scheduled to go down by $2.20 per $1,000 of assessed valuation next year, meaning taxpayers will still see a net $1.22 per $1,000 reduction in taxes, according to The Spokesman-Review. 

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