Sequim school bond measure to go on spring ballot

By Joe Smillie
Peninsula Daily News

SEQUIM –– Sequim School District voters will decide April 22 whether or not to build $154 million worth of new and remodeled schools.

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.
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Sequim-Dungeness Valley Editor Joe Smillie can be reached at 360-681-2390, ext. 5052, or at jsmillie@peninsuladailynews.com.

Last modified: February 12. 2014 10:53AM
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