2024 School Construction Bond and Replacement Technology/Capital Levy
February 13, 2024 Ballot Measures
In a unanimous decision during the Edmonds School District School Board meeting on October 24, 2023, the Board of Directors approved two propositions for voter consideration in a Special Election on February 13, 2024.
- Proposition 1: School Construction Bond
- Proposition 2: Replacement Technology/Capital Levy
Why do we need bonds and levies?
School districts rely on voter-approved bonds and levies to generate additional funding for various purposes related to education, including replacing school buildings and providing technology equipment for students and staff.
Of our 34 school campuses, 15 were built more than 50 years ago and haven’t been replaced.
School Construction Bond
The 2024 Bond would continue the districts' commitment to replacing our aging school buildings with schools built to today's safety standards, equipped for today's learning. This bond will rebuild four schools, build one new school and fund capital improvements across the district.
The Facility Advisory Committee (FAC), made up of parents, community members, instructional and classified staff, spent about 10 months preparing a bond recommendation for the School Board.
Proposed Bond Projects
Oak Heights Elementary
Proposed school completion 2025, proposed school opening: 2026
New Fifth Middle School
Concept shown at Former Alderwood Middle School, opened: 1966
Proposed brand new school opening: fall 2028
Renewal and upgrade projects
- Safety and Accessibility Improvements
- Site Upgrades, Fields, Field Turf, Tracks Replacements
- Boilers, HVAC Replacements and Upgrades *
- Upgrades to Roofs and Building Envelope, including windows and doors *
- Lighting Upgrades and Building Technology Lifecycle *
*These projects improve energy efficiency and reduce overall district resource use to meet the Washington State Energy Code and the Clean Buildings Act
Replacement Technology/Capital Levy
The 2024 Replacement Technology/Capital Levy would continue the district's commitment to providing technology for student learning and capital facility improvements. The technology component focuses on student technology, professional development, and infrastructure and tools for organizational support.
A cross-functional Technology Planning Task Force, consisting primarily of Edmonds teaching staff, led the development of the objectives and initiatives for the proposed levy. Additionally, input was gathered from the Superintendent's Student Advisory Committee, a Chromebox Replacement Committee, district and program leadership, and Digital Learning coaches and leadership.
- Student Chromebooks
- Digital tools & subscriptions
- Student home internet access
- Classroom technology stations
- Translation tablets
- Instructional technology coaching for schools
- Professional development for all staff
Infrastructure & Tools for Organizational Support
- Network Infrastructure
- Servers & Systems
- Cybersecurity Tools
- Development, automation, integration
- Office computers
Watch a informational video about the 2024 School Construction Bond and Replacement Technology/Capital Levy.
Community Bond & levy presentations
- Thursday, November 30 - 5:30-6:00 p.m. Lynnwood High School library
- Wednesday, January 3 - 5:30-6:00 p.m. Educational Services Center 101/102
- Thursday, January 11 - 5:30-6:00 p.m. Mountlake Terrace Public Library, large meeting space
- Thursday, January 18 - 5:30-6:00 p.m. Mountlake Terrace High School Library
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