Bond Measure Overview
Building on Success is Lake Washington School District’s long-term plan to reduce overcrowding, accommodate growing enrollment, and continue to provide quality learning environments and experiences for our students. A $398 million bond, approved by voters in April 2016, funds eight school projects. Specific bond projects are based on recommendations from the Long-Term Facilities Planning Task Force. This group also made suggestions that guide our district’s approach to school design and construction.
To meet forecasted enrollment growth, the Task Force recommended a number of projects through 2030. The district, with support of a Bond and Levy Advisory Committee, developed a long-term bond funding plan that includes the 2016 bond measure in addition to measures in 2018, 2022 and 2026.
Our 2018 Bond is a direct continuation of executing on this plan. This long term plan will help the district build toward future success.
Your Money At Work
The 2016 bond projects are well on their way, some even ahead of schedule. Follow the links below for information:
2018 Bond Projects
The 2018 Bond will raise $299 million, with no tax rate increase. The tax rate remains at $1.31 per $1000 Assessed Value (AV). It will fund the following projects, as recommended by the Task Force:
- New Lake Washington Learning Community Elementary school
- New Eastlake/Redmond Learning Community choice high school
- Rebuild and enlarge Kamiakin Middle School and Alcott Elementary
- Enlarge Lake Washington High School
- Purchase land for future projects
To see the district’s multi-year plan, please visit the Facilities Funding Plan 2016-2021.