Our schools are facing an overcrowding crisis. February's bond funds a sharply focused plan: build two additional elementary schools and replace and expand our two oldest schools, Artondale and Evergreen. Read the full bond project list.
This bond will result in a decrease in your local school tax rate. This bond replaces the 2003 bond that expires in 2019. Your local school tax rate will decrease even when this bond passes. View the tax rate chart.
School construction is a local responsibility, and bonds are for building while levies are for learning. The bond must pass by a 60% supermajority vote to fund this much needed investment. Read more about the bond package on the District's website.
We have not passed a bond since 2003, and April's capital bond failed with 59% support. One-third of elementary classrooms are in portables, and the last elementary school was built 26 years ago. Read more about the consequences of overcrowding and outdated facilities.
The Peninsula School District's high credit rating allowed the last bond to be paid off 4 years early and serves as testimony to the District's accountability and transparency. A citizen's audit committee will provide oversight in addition to the District's regular state audits and annual budget reporting.
Please donate to or volunteer with Stand Up for Peninsula Schools, to help educate our fellow citizens about the needs of our schools. Every vote matters!