Initial election returns are in, and with 66 percent voting in favor, it appears that the Highline Public Schools bond will pass.
Proposition No. 1 – “Bonds to Replace and Improve Deteriorating Schools” – requires a 60% majority to pass.
The bond will fund new schools at Evergreen High School, Tyee High School and Pacific Middle School, as well as also funding critical improvements and emergency repairs districtwide.
Superintendent Dr. Ivan Duran released the following statement on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022:
Highline Superintendent Ivan Duran said he is grateful to Highline voters for supporting students by providing safe and modern learning facilities at Evergreen High School, Tyee High School and Pacific Middle School, as well as providing funds for critical improvements across the district.
“I am inspired and energized by our community’s support for our students and staff. I am proud to be your superintendent,” said Dr. Duran. “I look forward to building new schools with you and preparing your students for the future they choose.”
In a letter to families and community, Dr. Duran also pledged to continue Highline’s record of good stewardship of taxpayers’ bond funds with on-time, on-budget construction projects.
He thanked the members of the Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC) who recommended the 2022 bond as part of their long-term facilities planning.
“The investment and leadership of this volunteer-led committee is key to providing our students with schools built for today’s learning and safety standards,” he said.
Community members are invited to sign up to receive Highline’s district e-newsletter service to receive updates on the construction projects, planning and other district news.
We’re bursting with gladness! Initial returns: 65.97% voting to approve Prop. 1. The school bond passes! #thankyouvoters for #keepingourpromise to students and staff! @EHSWolverines @TyeeHS + Pacific MSm + capital needs districtwide. @ijduran letter: https://t.co/CKdB64uofC pic.twitter.com/F0zcjp06fY
— Highline Schools (@HighlineSchools) November 9, 2022