The Lakewood Public Schools - 1984: A Compilation of Histories

Operating Levies; Bond Issues

  Levy or Bond Issue Years Total Vote % "For" Pass or Fail
1934 Levy Renewal 3.0 5 19,090 36.63 Fail
1934 Levy Additional 2.4 2 19,302 42.90 Fail
1935 Levy Renewal 3.0 5 17,695 74.60 Pass
1935 Recreation Levy Additional .15 5 17,371 63.57 Fail*
1936 Recreation Levy Additional .10 2 4,048 54.1 Pass
1936 Debt Levy Additional 1.62 16 29,011 35.5 Fail
1936 Debt Levy Additional 1.5 2 7,084 55.7 Pass
1938 Levy Additional 5.0 5 20,572 66.24 Pass
1943 Levy Additional 1.7 5 11,963 62.59 Pass
1945 Levy Renewal 1.7 2 13,050 78.23 Pass
1946 Bonds $1,900,000 - 9,189 81.15 Pass**
1946 Levy Additional 2.0 3 28,038 79.64 Pass
1947 Levy Renewal 6.7 5 20,978 75.14 Pass
1949 Levy Additional 1.5 + Re.2.0 2 5,396 84.48 Pass**
1950 Levy Renewal 3.5 5 31,298 76.80 Pass
1952 Bonds $650,000 - 18,332 76.43 Pass**
1952 Levy Additional 2.8 + Re. 6.7 5 35,518 74.82 Pass
1955 Levy Additional 0.6 + Re. 2.9 5 21,342 69.04 Pass
1957 Levy Additional 2.2 + Re. 7.8 5 17,034 73.14 Pass
1958 Bonds $2,600,000 - 25,589 68.79 Pass
1959 Levy Additional 4.3 2 19,739 56.96 Pass
1961 Levy Renewal 7.8 Indef. 17,155 67.55 Pass
1962 Levy Additional 3.8 + Re. 10.0 5+4 23,536 55.97 Pass
1965 Levy Additional 3.0 2 13,669 44.29 Fail**
1965 Levy Additional 2.7 2 18,653 54.05 Pass
1966 Bond Issue 3.8 5 20,881 69.5 Pass
1967 Levy Renewal 16.5   18,551 73.8 Pass
1968 Levy Additional 7.8   27,305 52.8 Pass
1970 Levy Additional 7.7   14,434 39.95 Fail***
1970 Levy Additional 6.5   24,574 53.93 Fail
1971 Levy Additional 3.8 Cont. 21,439 54.54 Pass
1973 Levy Additional 4.9 Cont. 12,088 44.50 Fail**
1973 Levy Permanent Improvement 1.0 5 12,019 47.59 Fail**
1973 Levy Additional 4.9 Cont. 15,238 51.54 Pass
1974 Levy Public Library Oper. .8 5 17,549 56.40 Pass
1975 Levy Permanent Improvement 1.95 5 18,977 53.20 Pass
1976 Levy Renewal 16.1 Cont. 22,654 65.55 Pass
1978 Levy Additional 4.9 Cont. 16,490 59.39 Pass
1979 Bonds Public Library   16,908 57.00 Pass
1979 Levy Public Library Operating Renewal .8 5 16,596 68.00 Pass
1980 Levy Additional 6.9 Cont. 22,416 56.86 Pass
1982 Levy Annual Income Tax of 1.0 Cont. 20,203 42.31 Fail
1983 Levy Additional 6.9 Cont. 6,039 46.27 Fail****
1983 Levy Additional 6.9 Cont. 19,589 57.61 Pass

* 65% Required
** May Primary
*** September Special Election
**** June 7 Primary Election

The outstanding support of the Lakewood Schools by the citizens of Lakewood is reflected in the election results of school operating levies and school bond issues from 1934 to 1983.