With just about two months until Snoqualmie Valley School Bond Proposition 1 hits the February 10, 2015 ballot, Snoqualmie Valley Citizens for Schools (non-profit organization promoting schools in the Valley) is gearing up with a campaign Volunteer Kick-off Event at Mount Si High School, Monday, December 8, 2014, at 6:30PM.
Campaign Co-Chairman, Chris Alef, explained the kick-event is a way for the over 250 volunteers signed up to help with the February 2015 campaign to learn more about the bond components/details, answer questions about volunteer opportunities – AND get a tour of the high school from Mount Si Principal, John Belcher.
With bulk of the proposed bond proposed to re-build and enlarge Mount Si High, the event is an opportunity for community members to see first-hand the current building and learn what a re-built high school would look like and improve (i.e. flood-proofing, seismic and safety improvements, learning space changes, etc.) with the bond’s passage.
The $244 million Comprehensive School Bond would:
- Build a 6th Elementary School in Snoqualmie to reduce overcrowding in all five of the district’s elementary schools
- Re-build and expand Mount Si High School to accommodate up to 2,300 students in grades 9 through 12
- Reinstate a 3rd middle school at the [current] Snoqualmie Freshman Campus
- Make district-wide building repairs/improvements to school roof, heating, plumbing, safety, and security systems
The proposed bond tax rate is estimated at $1.29 per $1000 of assessed property value. For a Snoqualmie Valley homeowner with a King County assessed property value of $400,000, the tax increase would be about $500 per year or $43 per month.
For More School Bond Information
- Sign up for the Volunteer Campaign Kick-off HERE
- To learn more about the February Snoqualmie Valley School Bond see the School Bond Information Flier
- Learn more about Snoqualmie Valley Citizens for Schools HERE
- To find out your home’s assessed value visit the King County Assessors Parcel Viewer page.
- To register to vote or change your voter registration visit King County Elections.