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By Garth Meyer
Whitman County Gazette 

Two school measures passing in Whitman County

Lamont School District levy failing


February 4, 2021

COLFAX — Two of three school propositions in Whitman County's special election Tuesday, Feb. 9, were passing in the first ballot count .

The Colton and Rosalia measures were leaning toward approval, but Lamont's tax levy request was failing.

In Lamont, the vote was 19 votes opposed (59%) to 13 in favor (41%).

The Lamont School District is seeking a two-year replacement educational programs and operations levy, to be collected at a rate of $2.50 per $1,000 in assessed property valuation. Total funding brought in would be $130,000 in 2022 and $132,000 in 2023.

In Colton, the school distri...

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