Ballots for Special Election In Mail

Ballots for the February 12th Special Election are being mailed to voters in the Southside, Pioneer and Hood Canal school districts. Each District is asking voters to approved capital levies to pay for their share of the Shelton High School expansion.

As non-high school districts, most students from these districts attend Shelton once they reach the 9th grade. In 2017, voters in the Shelton School District passed a $65 Million bond to expand Shelton High School and make other improvements. Now, the Southside, Pioneer and Hood Canal school district must help pay for those improvements.

Southside is asking voters to approve a four-year levy:

Collection YearApproximate Levy Rate per $1,000 of Assessed Value LevyAmount
2020$0.54 $112,681
2021$0.53 $112,681
2022$0.52 $112,681
2023$0.51 $112,681

Pioneer is asking voters to approve a three-year levy:

Collection YearApproximate Levy Rate per $1,000 of Assessed Value LevyAmount
2020$0.81 $1,091,049
2021$0.81 $1,091,049
2022$0.81 $1,091,049

Hood Canal is asking voters to approved a three-year capital levy and a three-year replacement educational programs & operations levy:

Capital Levy

Collection YearApproximate Levy Rate per $1,000 of Assessed Value LevyAmount
2020$1.03 $1,277,330
2021$0.99 $1,277,330
2022$0.95 $1,277,330

Replacement Levy

Collection YearApproximate Levy Rate per $1,000 of Assessed Value LevyAmount
2020$1.10 $1,363,969
2021$1.10 $1,418,528
2022$1.10 $1,475,269

If the measures fail and the districts are unable to pay what is owed to the Shelton School District, Shelton would have the right to incorporate Southside, Pioneer and Hood Canal school districts.

Ballots for this election must be returned to the Mason County Auditor’s Office by 8 PM February 12th or have a postmark no later than February 12th.