Ten quotes and photos from Highline High School 2022 graduates, and a senior at HHS, help explain the impact and value of learning in a safe, modern high school building.
Proposition 1: Highline Public Schools Bond
Proposition 1--the Highline Public Schools Bond--will continue Highline’s commitment to replace our aging school buildings with schools built to today's safety standards, equipped for today's learning. This bond will rebuild three schools and fund critical improvements across Highline with a declining tax rate.
The Bond Supports Learning Across Highline
- Equitable access to safe and modern schools
- Districtwide improvements, with declining tax rates
- 20-year track record of on-time, on-budget school construction
replace aging schools with safe, modern facilities
- Rebuild Tyee High School
- Rebuild Evergreen High School
- Rebuild Pacific Middle School
- Repair and improve schools districtwide
The bond was developed and recommended by Highline's Capital Facilities Advisory Committee.
Voters will find Proposition 1 on the November 2022 ballot. Capital construction bonds require a 60% approval rate by voters.
The design work for all three schools was funded in the 2016 school bond, saving taxpayer dollars and speeding up the design and construction process. Here are the designs and proposed timelines for the new schools pending bond approval:
Learn more about Prop. 1, the Highline Public Schools bond on November Election ballots. See the school designs for Evergreen High School, Tyee High School and Pacific Middle School.
“I attended the old Highline in 9th grade. I’ve been to Tyee. Our old schools are just barely getting by, when they could be great."
“This school makes us feel like somebody cares about us, so we want to come to school and we want to learn. I hope that Tyee and Evergreen have the same opportunity for a beautiful, modern school, so they can also thrive."
"The design of the new school makes me feel special, like we earned the school."
“Safety-wise this school is a lot better than the old Highline High School. With automatically locking classroom doors, it was even hard to pull a senior prank."
"My favorite places at the new high school are the music practice rooms."
"I think school should be a fun, safe, clean place, because we spend a good chunk of our day here, from six to eight hours, and as an athlete, I spend up to 10 hours here some days. Kids should want to come to school and be proud of what their school looks like."
"I think replacing the old building with a modern learning facility has definitely impacted students like myself in a positive way," --Anni Tadesse, Highline High School Class of 2022
The Highline School Board voted unanimously to place the next school bond on November 2022 election ballots. If approved by 60 percent of voters, the bond would fund new schools for Evergreen, Tyee and Pacific.
The School Board is considering a resolution to place a capital bond before Highline voters in November. The board is slated to vote June 22 on the resolution to place the bond on the ballot.
Two community member co-chairs and a high school student, all representing Highline’s volunteer Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC), recommended the next school bond at the school board meeting this week.