Sequim school bond forums start today at high school

Peninsula Daily News

SEQUIM –– The first two installments of a series of public forums on the Sequim School District’s $154 million construction bond measure will take place today at
4 p.m. and 6 p.m. in the Sequim High School library, 503 N. Sequim Ave.

Another is slated for 7 p.m. April 8, and the district has posted informational videos on YouTube as the April 22 election day nears.

School officials, including Superintendent Kelly Shea and business manager Brian Lewis, will speak about construction plans and the current condition of the district’s schools.

Ballots are slated to be mailed out April 2.

The bonds would fund construction of a new elementary school, an extensive remodel and renovation of the high school and two existing elementary schools, and build a new athletic complex.

The district’s preliminary timeline has the new elementary school finished in time for the 2016-17 school year, the remodeled Greywolf Elementary for the 2017-18 school year, the remodeled high school for the 2018-19 school year and a remodeled Helen Haller Elementary ready to take in Olympic Peninsula Academy and alternative school students in 2019.

The athletic complex would be worked on early in the construction project, but a timeline for its completion has not been set.

If approved, the bonds would add approximately $1.70 per $1,000 of assessed value to the property tax bills of property owners in the district, which has a total assessed property value of $3.7 billion.

The bond would add $425 to the annual property tax bill of the owner of the average $250,000 home.

For more information, phone the district office at 360-582-3260.

For links to the YouTube videos, visit: www.sequim.k12.wa.us/Page/3630.

Last modified: March 24. 2014 6:42PM
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