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2018 Replacement Bond


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Bond Summary

On November 6, 2018, Walla Walla Public Schools will ask voters to decide on a $65.6M replacement bond measure to renovate Walla Walla High School, Pioneer Middle School, and Lincoln High School and fund specific district-wide health, safety, educational and infrastructure improvements. The school renovation projects are eligible for an estimated $52.6M in State Match funds. All State Match funds will be applied only to the voter-approved projects. Any excess dollars remaining following the completion of these projects will be used to pay down debt to reduce the rate for taxpayers.


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SCHOOL INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS

- Complete specific district-wide school projects prioritized by the Facilities Task Force consisting primarily of roofing, heating/cooling/efficiency upgrades, and safety and security enhancements.

RENOVATE PIONEER MIDDLE SCHOOL

- Renovate classrooms and remove portables

- Improved entrance to enhance safety

- Enlarge fine arts classrooms

- Facility improvements to meet student population

- Improve traffic flow for safety

RENOVATE LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL

- Renovate classrooms and remove portables

- Air conditioning / heating systems

- Drama/fine arts addition

- ADA entrance and ADA access to upper floors

RENOVATE WALLA WALLA HIGH SCHOOL

- Renovate classrooms and remove portables

- Air conditioning / heating systems

- Energy efficiency improvements

- Safety and security upgrades

- Fine arts, science and CTE improvements

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PROJECT: BOND $: MATCH $: TOTAL $:
INFRASTRUCTURE $6.68M Not Eligible = $6.68M
PIONEER MS $16.05M + $7.30M = $23.35M
LINCOLN HS $5.71M + $5.26M = $10.97M
WA-HI $37.18M + $40.07M = $77.25M
TOTAL COST: $65.62M + $52.63M = $118.25M

Through maximization of state match resources and applying those resources directly to the identified projects, the district is able to renovate three schools without increasing the tax rate for stakeholders.

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No Tax Rate Increase....

This is a replacement bond. All existing bond debt is paid in full in December 2018. The proposed $1.23 per $1,000 assessed valuation replaces the existing rate taxpayers are currently paying. There is a no tax rate increase as a result of this proposal. Taxpayers with a home valued at $250,000 would continue to pay approximately $26 per month or $308 per year. The term of the bond is not to exceed 20 years.

 

How were the projects identified?...

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>> 18 member Community Facilities Task Force spent nearly two years prioritizing facility needs

>> Focus on classroom and learning needs

>> Renovation-based approach (not building new)

>> Bond proposal aligned with community feedback

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