Highline School Board considering 2014 Bond to replace aging schools
With construction completed on 14 schools resulting from bonds approved by voters, the Highline School Board announced Monday (June 10) that it is considering another bond next spring to continue replacing aging schools.
The 2002 and 2006 bonds paid to replace 10 elementary schools and one high school. Replacement of three additional elementary schools was funded through a state match and the district’s “good stewardship” of capital dollars.
Aviation High School is being completed this summer with funding through a public/private partnership that includes significant support from aviation businesses and the Port of Seattle.
“While all but one elementary school are now in good shape, most of the district’s secondary schools are in need of significant improvements or replacement,” reads an announcement. “In many cases, replacing the building is more cost-effective than renovation.”
At a recent study session, the school board discussed the possibility of putting a bond before voters in 2014.
The community will be asked for feedback in the coming months, and the board will decide early this fall whether to run a bond and what specific projects would be in it.