Looks like most of the operations/technology levies for Puget Sound regional schools are passing - Bellevue, Lake Washington, Issaquah, Northshore, Mercer Island, Shoreline, Federal Way and Kent.
Bond measures for buildings - which have to have 60% to win - are a mixed bag. Bellevue's, at $450M, was passing easily while Lake Washington's is just short at 57% for their $775M measure (larger than SPS' last BEX).
Mercer Island revamped their last capital bond measure that lost in April 2012 at $196M to one at $99M. It appears to have easily passed.
It is still a shame that our districts have to beg voters for the money needed to run our schools instead of our state legislature fully-funding those costs. It's interesting that the state wants new initiatives like Common Core but doesn't seem to want to pay into what needs to be done to make sure they roll-out well.
Speaking of capital money, Seattle legislators like Gerry Pollet and Reuven Carlyle (among others) are sponsoring a bill - HB 2780 - in support of money for SPS capital needs. It had a public hearing on Monday morning. I know that at least two SPS parents went to Olympia (for a hearing at 8 am) because they are so concerned for our district. When I get the video, I'll put it up because I understand there were also district staff who testified.
I urge you to let your rep know that you support this bill. It could really help accelerate money to SPS for our building needs.