King County ballots go out in the mail today, April 6th, which includes the Issaquah School District (ISD) Construction and Maintenance Bond.
This story was published in the April issue of Connections news.
It’s important to vote on the upcoming Issaquah School District (ISD) Construction and Maintenance Bond during the next special election, Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Ballots will be mailed on April 6th. This bond measure continues funding for ISD construction and maintenance projects.
What is the 2016 Bond? The Issaquah School District covers 100 square miles and five municipalities, with 24 schools, housing 19,700 students. Over the past four years, ISD has grown by more than 2,000 students, and conservatively projected to add an additional 1,500 to 2,000 students over the next five years. ISD projects construction of two new elementary schools, a 6th middle school, and 4th comprehensive high school, and plans to acquire property for the new schools. Additionally, Pine Lake Middle School will be reconstructed on site, providing a new learning environment, with updated technology, and energy efficient operations. Furthermore, ISD will expand and modernize six existing elementary schools to accommodate growing student populations and provide for state funded full-day kindergarten at Discovery, Endeavour, Sunset, Cougar Ridge, Maple Hills, and Clark Elementary schools.
Impact on Taxes: In relation to current property taxes, if the $533.5M bond is approved, residents can expect to no increase in the tax rate if the bond is approved. The tax rate will continue the current $4.14 per $1,000 of assessed property value.
More information on the bond, including information translated into Spanish, Korean, & Mandarin can be found at www.visvote.org. Email questions or comments to Bond2016@issaquah.wednet.edu, or contact Jacob Kuper’s office at 425-837-7024.
Editors Note: The original story stated that PCMS will be reconstructed on site. It should has said Pine Lake Middle School.