Two measures on the Feb. 9, 2016 ballot will support daily operations and create positive learning environments for students. The bond and levy measures are critical in the success of our schools and students education.
Bonds are for Buildings
If the 2016 bond passes we will be able to improve all schools, including building a new Central Kitsap High School and Middle School and building permanent classrooms at Olympic High and Klahowya Secondary School.
The bond will also directly impact Cougar Valley in the following ways:
- Redesign School Entrance to Improve Security
- Electronic Access and Monitoring System
- Repair/Replace Heating and ventilation system
- Improve vehicular access: Install additional parking
- Update playground equipment
In addition, we will be able to make Cougar Valley, and all other schools in the district, safer by creating a more secure entrance. Click here to learn about the new security upgrades.
If the bond is approved by more than 60% of the votes, our school district will receive nearly $40 million in state matching funds!
For more information about the 2016 bonds click here.
Levies are for Learning
The school support levy provides funding in nearly every area of our day-to-day operations. It helps pay for things the state doesn’t fully fund, such as:
- Activities and athletics
- Arts, drama and music
- Classroom computers
- Smaller class sizes
- Special education
- Teachers and staff
Finally, this amount allows us to remain qualified for Heavy Impact Aid from the federal government. These funds represent an additional $6 million in each year of the proposed levy.
To learn more about our 2016 levy click here.
If both measures are approved, the estimated tax rate would remain the same. Homeowners currently pay $5.21 per $1,000 of their home's assessed value.