KSD Bond Proposal to Reduce Overcrowding and Improve Schools
Election Day is abuzz in the media, and the Kent School District is asking for the community’s help help this upcoming election day, for their $252 Million Bond Proposal. The proposal suggests they reduce overcrowding and improving schools.
Projects to reduce overcrowding include the construction of two new elementary schools, as well as 20 new classrooms across the district where they are needed.
There are also projects to help improve school safety, such as new fire alarm systems at eight schools, renovating outdoor athletic facilities at ten schools, upgrades to parking and drop-off zones at five schools, new door locks and hardware at five schools, and new ADA access ramps at seven schools. There will also be projects to improve facility infrastructure, such as upgrading heating and ventilation systems, energy management systems and new roofs at several schools.
For site-specific projects, please visit KSD’s website.
A school bond will help pay for facility construction and renovations. The school district will not be able to use bond dollars for teacher salaries or classroom operations. It should not raise your school taxes overall. With this proposal, new bonds will be replacing existing bonds that are expiring without raising your taxes. New bonds will also allow new construction to reduce overcrowding in current schools, as well as providing necessary resources for maintenance projects to sustain current schools.
Ballots will be mailed October 19, and it will be among the ballot measures. For more information, visit KSDBond.org or call 253-373-7524.