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On November 8, 2018, the Peninsula School District Board of Directors approved Superintendent Jarvis’ capital projects proposal, which places a bond on the February 12, 2019 special election ballot.

This bond addresses overcrowding issues at the elementary schools with three main focus areas:

  • Building Two New Elementary Schools
    • Elementary School #9 to be constructed on the Harbor Hills North site; bidding before March 2020.
    • Elementary School #10 to be constructed on the Bujacich site; bidding before March 2021.

(Note: In the event that the early permitting process reveals the Bujacich site to be problematic and thereby causing significant delay and/or unacceptable site costs, it is recommended that the district immediately purchase an appropriate elementary site.)

  • Replacing and Expanding Artondale And Evergreen Elementary Schools
      • Artondale Elementary School is recommended for total replacement and increased capacity; bidding before March 2020.
      • Evergreen Elementary School is recommended for total replacement and increased capacity; bidding before March 2021.
  • Addressing Emergent Capital Needs Throughout the District
    • Normal maintenance budgets will continue to be utilized, and the additional capital funding will be used for major system repairs and replacements. Such needs include, but are not limited to: mechanical and electrical system failures, roofing failures, plumbing failures, and safety and security improvements.

Capital Projects Impact of Recommended Projects:

  • Total elementary school permanent classrooms will increase from 148 to 225, an increase of 77 permanent classrooms to house elementary school children.
  • The current housing of children in portables is the equivalent of more than two large elementary schools. This dependence is eliminated, although portable classrooms remain available capacity for growth.
  • The replacement of Artondale Elementary School will provide a total of thirty permanent classrooms in lieu of the twenty-three classrooms of 1952, 1961, 1964, 1967, 1988, and 1991 vintage.
  • The replacement of Evergreen Elementary School will provide a total of eighteen permanent classrooms in lieu of the 1955 construction of eight rooms.
  • Providing resource funding for repair of failed and failing systems avoids school shutdowns and subsequent general fund budget crises.

Funding Amount and Mechanism:

  • The amount required to fund the recommended projects is $198,550,000.
  • The funding mechanism for the identified capital projects is a bond issue.
  • The 2020 tax rate to fund this bond issue is estimated to be $0.79 per thousand.

More information, including Superintendent Jarvis’ complete proposal and the official resolution adopted by the Board, can be found by clicking on the links to the left.