Dear Community, Families, Students, and Staff:
During the July 30 School Board Meeting, the directors approved placing a proposition for bonds on the ballot during the November 6 election.
A $44.5 million bond measure will be on the ballot, with an estimated tax rate of 74¢ per $1,000 of assessed property value.
The bond measure will provide funds for the construction of a new Evergreen Elementary School.
Constructing a new Evergreen Elementary School was the number one priority of the Facilities Improvement Taskforce, which met twice a month from September 2016 through July of 2017. During this time they toured each school building guided by the building principal.
The Taskforce work culminated in a recommendation to Superintendent Phil Brockman that included both preservation projects and growth needs at each building for the February 2018 ballot. The initial $79.5 million plan failed to garner the supermajority required. The board directors thoroughly reviewed and discussed immediate building and future growth needs prior to approving the bond resolution for Evergreen Elementary School.
A questions and answers list is included here with questions we have received from community members.
Community members, parents, and staff are encouraged to call 360-855-3500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss any bond questions or concerns. Additional information will continue to be added to the website.
Our community is encouraged to ask questions. The district would like to hear from you regarding the November 6, 2018 bond measure.