Sequim school bond measure to go on spring ballot
By Joe Smillie
Peninsula Daily News
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On a unanimous vote Tuesday night, the district’s board of directors decided to put a bond measure on the spring ballot.
The measure would fund construction of a new elementary school and massive remodels of the high school and two existing elementary schools.
Another $9 million would be used to build a new stadium and upgrade the school’s playfields and track.
The measure also would fund roofing projects, a remodel of the district’s bus shop and construction of a new, centralized maintenance building.
“I believe with my heart this is the right direction for this district to go,” Superintendent Kelly Shea said after the board’s vote.
The bonds would carry a 20-year term and add approximately $1.74 per $1,000 of assessed value to the property tax bills of landowners in the district boundaries.
If it passes, the new elementary school would likely be ready for the 2016-2017 school year; the remodeled Greywolf for the 2017-18 school year; the remodeled high school for the 2018-19 school year and a remodeled Helen Haller ready in 2019.
Sequim-Dungeness Valley Editor Joe Smillie can be reached at 360-681-2390, ext. 5052, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last modified: February 12. 2014 10:53AM