Mukilteo Schools To Put Bond Measure Before Voters

November 17, 2019

Everett Schools


The capital bond issue will come before voters in February

Since there are a lot of families who live in Everett but have kids in Mukilteo Schools we thought this may be of interest. The Mukilteo School Board will be joining the Everett School District in asking voters to approve Bond Measures next year. Here are the details.

The four Mukilteo School Board Directors present at their regular Nov. 12 meeting voted unanimously to place a capital bond proposal before voters in the February 2020 election.

Planning for a potential 2020 bond began nearly two years ago and included community involvement through the Capital Bond Advisory Committee which met several times in 2019 and reviewed the school and district facilities’ needs.

In October, community members were invited to learn more about the draft proposal, ask questions and provide feedback during evening informational meetings.

Board President Michael Simmons shared, “All of our schools are at or over capacity right now with more growth in sight. This bond would help provide the needed space for the growing number of students and extend the life of our current facilities.”

The bond package includes $240 million to fund projects for the next six years, including:

$160 million for major modifications and additions
$52.4 million for facilities (HVAC, roofing, flooring, plumbing)
$13.3 million for fields and courts
$12.3 million for security upgrades at all schools
$2 million for technology infrastructure at all schools

If the bond proposal passes, the total state and local tax rate is projected to increase by 9.4 cents per $1,000 of Assessed Value. This is the equivalent of $47 for a $500,000 home.

More details about the capital bond projects, a timeline and frequently asked questions are available on the district’s 2020 Capital Bond website.

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