Kickoff Event Launched For Everett School Bond Campaign

January 20, 2020

Everett Schools

This in today from folks wanting voters in the Everett School District to pass a $317,400,000.00 bond proposal this spring.

The group Citizens For Everett Public Schools is putting on the event and campaign.

Citizens for Everett Public Schools Announces Campaign Kickoff for April 2020 Bond

The group – a citizens’ committee of parents, community members, teachers, and local elected officials – launched its campaign to support Prop 1 with the announcement of a kickoff event at the Schack Art Center on Jan 23rd.  The event is open to the public for those interested in supporting Everett Public Schools or in learning more about the capital bond measure.

Proposition 1 is a school construction bond that relieves overcrowding by building 58 new, permanent elementary classrooms, makes safety and security improvements in all schools, and creates STEM career pathways for our high schools.

Campaign spokesperson and Everett School Board Director Caroline Mason laid out the case, “Our schools are already struggling with overcrowding with 141 portables across the District, and enrollment is expected to grow an additional 1,585 students by 2030. Acting now will prevent higher costs down the road by funding critical repairs and HVAC system upgrades.”

The Everett School District has recently completed Tambark Creek Elementary and the classroom building of North Middle School on-time and on-budget.  Because of recent changes in school funding from the state, this measure will result in the lowest local tax rate in the past 10 years at $4.79 per thousand of assessed home value.

So far, the campaign has earned broad community support and bi-partisan endorsements including from State Representative June Robinson, Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin, and Snohomish County Councilmember Terry Ryan.

Voters will be receiving ballots in early April, and must have them returned by April 28th.

Event Details:

What: A fundraiser and campaign kickoff to support Everett Schools.  Come learn about the campaign, sign up to volunteer, and enjoy light refreshments.  Donations suggested.

Where: Shack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Ave, Everett, WA 98201

When: Thursday, Jan 23rd at 5:30pm


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