School measures are on the ballot

School measures are on the ballot

Voters in three school districts in Pierce County and one King County school district are being asked to approve school funding measures in a special election in February.

Ballots must be postmarked in the mail or deposited in official dropboxes by Feb. 14, the last day of voting.

In Pierce County, ballot measures face voters in the Orting, Peninsula and Steilacoom school districts. If passed:

  • Orting would receive $150 million via bonding to refinance district-owned land, build a new Orting Elementary School and expand Ptarmigan Ridge Elementary School, build classroom and athletic spaces at the district’s high school, and replace the turf at the district’s football stadium.
  • Peninsula would be authorized to renew its educational programs and operations levy for three years and establish a six-year levy for building-safety, security and technology.
  • Steilacoom would get the go-ahead for a $116 million bond measure for a new elementary school, a high school sports stadium, a performing arts center, classrooms for career technical education, and other upgrades.

Additional information on voting is available at and and 253-798-8683.

In King County, Enumclaw School District has a $253 million bond measure that would pay for two elementary school projects (building a new one and replacing Byron Kibler Elementary School), the construction of a performing arts center and a stadium/athletics complex, and upgrading other sports facilities and building-security.

Information from the county elections department, including locations of ballot dropboxes, is available at and 206-296-8683.