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The new Evergreen High School is part of a Highline District bond measure in preparation for your November ballot

(Photo by Highline Public Schools – left to right, board members Joe Van, Angelica Alvarez, Azeb Hagos. Aaron Garcia

Highline School Board members hope you will support a bond measure they sent to the November ballot, to pay for projects including a new Evergreen High School. Here is the ad:

The Highline School Board voted unanimously to place the next school bond on the Nov. 8 ballots, as recommended by the volunteer-led Capital Assets Advisory Committee (CFAC).

The build bond would pay to rebuild two high schools and a middle school, in addition to funding critical capital needs and improvement projects throughout the district.

Voters must approve a 60% capital construction bond for the funding measure to pass. If approved, here is the estimated time:

Rebuild Evergreen High School — open fall 2025
Rebuild Tyee High School – open Fall 2025
Rebuild Pacific Middle School – open fall 2027

Three new schools built with funding from the previous 2016 bond were completed on time and under budget, continuing Highline’s 20-year history of building on time and on budget.

The district decided to launch a bond now for these reasons:

Old school bonds replaced aging schools for students in Des Moines and Burien. The 2022 bond would replace the aging SeaTac and White Center schools so students in our district have safe, modern places to learn.

The designs for the new schools in Evergreen, Tyee and Pacific were funded by the 2016 bond.

This funding measure would not increase the current tax rate due to the expiration of taxes.

The 2016 bond projects were completed $10 million under budget – these savings are applied to the 2022 project costs, reducing the cost to taxpayers.

Approval of this bond would trigger additional funding of $34 million. Funds would come from the Federal Aviation Administration and the Port of Seattle for noise abatement, as well as the state’s School Building Assistance Program.

Capped amount of the obligation
The bond would yield $518,397,000. The district can only collect this amount and no more. If property values ​​increase more than expected, the tax percentage rate decreases per $1,000 of value.

Essential capital improvement fund included in the bond
The $17 million fund for critical capital needs and November 2022 bond improvements includes roofing, painting, emergency repairs and other district-wide improvements, like replacing of the Sylvester Middle School dirt field with synthetic turf.

More details and answers to questions are available on Highline’s 2022 bond website:

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