Highline School Board considering 2014 Bond to replace aging schools

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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.

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6 Responses to “Highline School Board considering 2014 Bond to replace aging schools”
  1. Elizabeth says:

    can any one say Pacific Middle school??

  2. Scott Salzer says:

    Can anyone say Hilltop?

  3. Coverofnight says:

    Any chance of Glacier High School coming back?

  4. taxpayer says:

    Can anyone say, NOT AGAIN? More outrageous property taxes for Taj-Mahal-buildings, and continued lousy test performance? Second only to Tukwila schools as worst school district in the tri-county area. Fuhgettaboutit.

    • Really? says:

      “Taxpayer”, why not have adequate schools for our kids? Are you advocating trying to maintain worn out buildings? The Burien elementary schools that I’ve been in HAVE NOT been outragious “Taj-Mahal’s”, but well thought out and well designed buildings for their programming, certainly not extravagant. I’m not rich, but I don’t mind funding our schools where ceiling tiles aren’t falling down and the plumbing works. Thinkaboutit !

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