During the past three months, the Peninsula School District Board of Directors has heard much public input about possible capital financing measures, and we want to thank you for your attendance and participation.
We have volunteered countless hours to find a solution that everyone in the community can support. We have met with Citizens for Responsible School Spending to gain their support as well. Both sides agree that the district has critical needs that need to be addressed with Phase 1 now, and Phase 2 starting in 2019 for our high schools.
Ultimately, the school board voted to allow our community to choose how it wants to pay for our community’s urgent capital financing needs for schools. What will come before voters is two propositions — both a capital bond and a capital and technology levy with a contingency.
We hope you will vote yes twice, which will fund a $60 million capital bond to finance the building projects from the failed November proposition, plus a modernization of Key Peninsula Middle School and upgrades to science classrooms at every middle school in the district. Voting yes for both would also result in $2 million for much-needed technology for our students.
Both measures would keep your tax increase at about 99 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value, fund much-needed projects throughout the district and maintain stable low tax rates for the foreseeable future.
It’s simple! Vote yes twice for Peninsula schools in August.