The Northshore School District is continually making improvements and investing in safety measures through the generous support of our voter-approved 2018 Capital Bond. One example of this work is the recent completion of the SafeVisitor pilot in six of our schools and the decision to roll it out districtwide.
Bond & Levies
Educational Programs & Operations Levy
Proposition 1 was approved with 60.3% yes votes.
Renewal Educational Programs & Operations Levy continues day-to-day operations that are not funded by the state. This includes providing funding for nurses, mental health counselors, academic supports, and extracurricular activities.
Capital Projects Bond
Proposition 2 was approved with 61.2% approval votes.
Capital Projects Bond will address our highest facility needs by funding additional classrooms and learning spaces to address overcrowded schools. It will also reduce our reliance on portable classrooms and make necessary repairs to our buildings.
Proposition 3 was approved with 61.9% yes votes.
Renewal Technology Levy will maintain our investment in technology. From classroom tech tools and innovative learning to technology training, this levy ensures our students and staff have access to the resources to thrive in a digital learning environment.
School districts rely on voter-approved funding measures to bridge the gap between what the state funds and what it costs to support our students.
Thanks to the past generosity of our community, funding measures allowed us to provide technology to all Northshore students, make field improvements, install security cameras in schools across the district, begin construction on the new concert hall at Inglemoor and employ classified and certificated staff above what the state pays for.
During the Oct. 11, 2021 board meeting, the Northshore School Board approved a resolution to place three funding measures on the Feb. 8, 2022 ballot to help us continue our work to Build Better Together: modernizing schools, sustaining technology, and increasing opportunities. Below is the combined tax rate and information on each measure.
Students, staff, and community members talk about the excellent Northshore education experience and how we can build even better together.
Dr. Reid is joined by Tracy Patterson, Dri Ralph, Allen Miedema, and Lisa Youngblood Hall to share information and answer questions about the three measures. This webinar was held Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022.
The Bond and Levy Planning information was produced by the ESD112 financial planner. This information was used by staff and the board when developing the 2022 ballot measures.
Educational Programs and Operations Levy
Proposition 1 was approved with 61.89% yes votes.
Renewal Educational Programs & Operations Levy covers basic education costs and makes up 20 percent of the district budget.
Capital Projects Bond
Proposition 2 was approved with 60.78% approval votes.
Capital Projects Bond will add much needed capacity, easing overcrowding district wide, while also addressing equity issues.
Proposition 3 was approved with 61.76% yes votes.
Renewal Technology Levy will provide technology access to every student in all grades, while teaching them to be safe and responsible digital citizens.
The District is preparing for community engagement and design work to begin in fall 2022 on the school expansion, renovation, and replacement projects approved by voters in the 2022 Capital Bond.
With the passage of the 2022 Capital Projects Bond, the District is taking the first critical step needed to begin planning for projects that are going to directly impact the student learning taking place in our schools.
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