Bond Measure Will Go Before Voters in February
A school construction bond to repair or replace deteriorating schools and ease overcrowding will go before voters on February 10, 2015. After seeking community input following the November election, the school board voted December 17 to place a new bond measure on the February ballot.
The November bond measure fell just short of the 60 percent approval required for passage. The February bond retains the major projects in the November measure, with modifications based on community input.
The total amount of the February bond proposal is $376.0 million, about $9 million less
than the package proposed in November. Savings come from eliminating interim sites for the new middle schools and beginning construction on the elementary school a year earlier. Learn more about the cost of the bond
The bond proposal would build and repair schools across the district, focusing on the most critical needs.
If approved, the bond would:
- Build three new schools on properties already owned by the district,
- Make capital improvements to support arts education throughout the district, and
- Address additional critical needs throughout the district.
The video below has the November election date in it, but the need to replace and repair aging schools remains urgent. The video will be updated shortly.
The video below demonstrates Highline's growing population. Click here to view and print a one-page handout that summarizes the video.