Our community is rapidly growing. We are projected to see an increase of over 2,400 students over the next 10 years.
The state is funding full-day kindergarten and lower class sizes at grades K-3, but we need to add nearly 50 classrooms to make room for smaller classes. That's just for the students we have now, not counting the additional students who are coming in the next several years.
The bond will ease overcrowding at our elementary schools and allow us to lower class sizes in kindergarten through third grade.
In Washington, school construction is only funded through voter-approved bonds. The state does not provide funding for rebuilding or renovating schools. It does provide partial matching dollars after a bond is approved.