YELM - The Yelm School District is asking voters to pony up $99 million to replace two schools and improve security at all its learning institutions.
$90.1 million would be spent on replacing Yelm Middle School and Southworth Elementary. $8.9 million would be spent on security enhancements like cameras, key card entry at main doors, front door security, playground safety upgrades, security fencing, lighting, etc. The money would also be used to remove portable classrooms.
Ballots for the bond will be mailed January 24 and the special election will take place on Feb. 12, 2019.
Bonds in Washington state require a 60% super majority to pass.