City of Snoqualmie Endorses SVSD School Bond
The Snoqualmie Valley School District received two big endorsements this week for its upcoming February 10th school bond, which if passed would rebuild and enlarge Mount Si High School, reinstate the district’s 3rd middle school, construct a 6th elementary school and improve existing school buildings.
On Monday, December 8, 2014, the Snoqualmie City Council unanimously passed a resolution in support of Snoqualmie Valley School District Proposition 1, a $244 million comprehensive school bond.
In passing the resolution, Snoqualmie City Council Members stated that “improvements to school facilities are needed in Snoqualmie Valley School District No. 410, in order to provide the students of the district with adequate, proper, and safe education facilities.”
Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson commented, “The condition of local educational resources and facilities is one of the primary factors separating good communities from great communities. It is time for us to invest in being great.”
In a city press release, the Snoqualmie City Council members encouraged voters to pass Proposition 1.
Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce Endorses SVSD Prop 1
The following day, December 9th, the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors followed suit and also unanimously voted to endorse SVSD Proposition 1.
Chamber CEO Lizzy Billington said, “The Chamber recognizes a strong K-12 education plan equals a vital regional economy. Supporting the school bond is a critical part of an economic development strategy that supports community businesses.”
Information about Proposition 1 is available on the Snoqualmie Valley School District website. The estimated tax rate for the proposed 20-year, $244 million school bond is estimated at $1.29 per $1000 of assessed home value. For a $400,000 home (assessed), the cost would be about $500 per year or $43 per month.