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Fife School District No. 417

Proposition No. 2
General Obligation Bonds - $176,300,000

The Board of Directors of Fife School District No. 417 adopted Resolution No. 17-20 concerning a proposition for general obligation bonds.  If approved, Proposition No. 2 will authorize the District to construct and equip new buildings for Elementary and Middle Schools, construct and equip a new CTE/STEAM Center of Excellence at the High School, relocate the ESC, acquire land, and make District-wide improvements for safety and security; to issue $176,300,000 of general obligation bonds maturing within 21 years; and to levy annual excess property taxes to repay the bonds, all as provided in Resolution No. 17-20.  Should Proposition No. 2 be:

Approved

Rejected


Passage of Proposition No. 2 would allow Fife School District No. 417 to borrow $176,300,000 by issuing general obligation bonds.  In accordance with Resolution No. 17-20 approving this proposition, the bonds will pay for planning, developing, constructing and equipping a new elementary school building, a new middle school building, a new high school CTE/STEAM Center of Excellence building, planning, developing and constructing to relocate the District Educational Service Center, District wide safety and security upgrades and improvements to all schools, acquisition land for new buildings and future expansion, planning, developing and implementing other needed building improvements, including, but not limited to classroom modifications, to enable District facilities to meet instructional program needs, including the cost of all necessary architectural, engineering, and other consulting services, inspection and testing, administrative and relocation expenses, on and off-site utilities, site acquisition, related improvements and other costs incurred in connection with the making of the foregoing Improvements to include all necessary furniture, and equipment and appurtenances.  The bonds would be repaid out of annual property tax levies over a period of up to 21 years.

Yes! For Quality Schools

Fife Schools are growing because of our quality educators, schools, and programs.  With steady growth, our schools are over capacity and have an urgent need to add additional quality space for students as well as much needed safety and security improvements throughout the district.

Yes! For our Community

Your Yes vote for Fife students will result in a replacement of the middle school, an additional elementary school, a new Science/Technology/Engineering/Arts/Mathematics (STEAM) Center of Excellence building for Fife High School, in addition to safety and infrastructure improvements at all of our schools.

Yes! For our Students

Our schools are the heart of our community and our kids need your support!  Please join your friends and neighbors in voting Yes for Fife’s students!  Our schools have 3750 reasons to vote Yes! For our students!  Yes! For our schools!  Yes! For our community’s future!

Submitted by: Bobbie de la Cruz bobcat030@gmail.com

 No statement submitted.

Statements in favor of and in opposition to a ballot measure are submitted by committees appointed by the jurisdiction. No persons came forward to serve on the committee and to write a statement in opposition. If you would like to be involved with a committee in the future please contact the jurisdiction.

60% approval with minimum of 1,406 Yes votes

For questions about this measure, contact: Kari Harris, Director of Business Services 253-517-1000 Ext. 25116 kharris@fifeschools.com

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