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CFAC Ready to Recommend Next School Bond to Board

CFAC Ready to Recommend Next School Bond to Board
CFAC Members discuss bond recommendation.

Presentation to Board is June 26, 5:00 p.m.

Our community-led Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC) members plan to recommend that the next school bond include rebuilding Evergreen and Tyee high schools and Pacific Middle School.

Co-chairs Rose Clark and Aaron Garcia, with help from Jacob Tuatua, a student member of CFAC, plan to present their full recommendations to the school board on June 26. They will present at the 5:00 p.m. work session, preceding the 6:00 p.m. school board meeting at central office.  

At their May meeting, CFAC members reached a consensus on the projects they want the school board to put before voters.  

CFAC will suggest a bond amount between $418 to $425 million to cover construction costs and maintain the critical needs fund for emergency repairs and maintenance of other aging facilities.

Why Evergreen, Tyee and Pacific?

  • Our community planned ahead in the 2016 bond to pay for architectural design of these schools. Design work starts this fall. This will jumpstart these projects.

  • Replacing Tyee and Evergreen will provide modern facilities for all students at comprehensive high schools across the district.

  • Middle school capacity needs are greatest at Pacific to accommodate enrollment growth expected in the south end of the district.

What would the critical needs fund pay for?

  • Transportation offices and staff area for bus drivers (replacing Building L)

  • Sylvester kitchen expansion to support meal production

  • Other critical repair and maintenance needs, such as roof replacements

How much would a $418 to $425 million bond raise property tax rates?

A potential new school bond of $418 to 425 million, if approved by voters, is estimated to increase bond-related property taxes 8 to 9 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value. (Example: On a $300,000 home, the tax increase would be $24 to $28 per year.)

Additional non-bond recommendations

The committee will present additional recommendations related to planning subsequent school bonds.

Next steps

  1. CFAC presentation to the school board at June 26 work session, 5:00 p.m. at central office.

  2. School board meeting at 6:00 p.m.following the work session.

More information

Capital Facilities Advisory Committee background & news articles


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