PORT ANGELES — A capital levy for the Port Angeles School District is passing after initial counts released Tuesday night.

According to the Clallam County Auditor’s office, 53 percent were voting in favor of the measure while 47 percent said no. Five hundred four votes separate the yes and no tallies.

The $53.6 million, five-year levy would be used to upgrade and add to Stevens Middle School and other safety improvements across the District. It would be the first in a 20-plus-year plan to eventually replace or fix most of the school buildings in the district that are all over 60 years old.

Meantime, voters in the Crescent School district have overwhelmingly approved renewal of an operations levy and renewal of a capital levy for the campus in Joyce.

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