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Zillah, Grandview voters approve school bond measures; West Valley falls short

YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash.--Results are in from school bond votes for several Yakima County districts.

Voters in Zillah approved a $14.9 million dollar bond that will upgrade the 40-plus year old high school.

A $42 million bond was also passed in Grandview, which will be used to build a new two-story high school.

But West Valley voters said no to an $81 million bond to renovate the junior high and replace two elementary schools.

It's the second time in two years a bond measure in West Valley failed to get the necessary 60-percent approval.

"We had a lot more of a social media impact this year and we still only bumped the needle one percent. It was 53-percent last time, it's 54 now and we still think it's going to go higher even today but it's not going to obviously get to the super majority,” said Mike Brophy, West Valley School District superintendent.

West Valley leaders invite the community to a study session next Wednesday at 6:30 a.m. at the high school to discuss their next steps.

They're also planning an evening session in the near future.

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