2018 Capital Bond
On February 13, 2018 voters approved a $176.3 million construction bond for new schools and major facility upgrades.
How is Fife Public Schools preparing for the future?
The fast-growing Fife School District is ensuring our students have room to learn in safe, well-maintained buildings. The Fife School Board has approved a capital construction bond, along with our annual educational programs and operations levy renewal, in February 2018.
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WHAT DOES THE BOND PAY FOR?
- Replace Surprise Lake Middle School with a new school
- Add new elementary school
- Fife High School Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math (STEAM) Center of Excellence on current Educational Service Center site
- Relocation of Educational Service Center (district office)
Major Upgrades For All Schools
- District Wide Safety and Security Improvements
- Replacing entry doors and building locking systems
- Modernize interior and exterior camera security systems
- Reduce building access points
- Ongoing District Wide Infrastructure Improvements Project
- Replace roofing
- Upgrade HVAC, plumbing, and mechanical systems
- Carpet and flooring replacements
- Athletic site improvements
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?
Our schools are growing!
- We have 3,600 students in our district and we are growing by 3 percent every year.
- That’s up to three new classrooms a year.
- Fife School District needs additional funding from a capital construction bond to ensure all our students have room to learn.
Fife students need more space to learn.
- We are currently housing students in 19 portable classrooms.
- That’s almost an entire school of portables.
- A bond measure would allow us to add much-needed classroom space.
Our buildings are aging.
- We need to ensure our school buildings are well-maintained for the safety and security of our students and staff.
- A maintenance and operations levy and a capital bond would fund much-needed repair to our aging buildings, in addition to adding classrooms space with new buildings or remodeling.
We are planning together for Fife’s future.
A Capital Facilities Advisory Committee, comprised of parents, community members and staff, reviewed the facility needs of our district, enrollment growth and the age of buildings. CFAC made its recommendation to the School Board in mid-November.
Want to check out the CFAC work? http://bit.ly/CFAChome
Do you have a question about our bond process? Contact CFAC@fifeschools.com