Northshore bonds and levies follow-up

  • Written by David B. Clark
Due to the unwavering support and backing by the Northshore School District (NSD) community, two levies were passed on Tuesday, Feb 13. In addition, returns are also showing approval of the Capital Projects bond.
According to the NSD, these levies are so important because of the district’s population boom. The passages of these measures will ensure strong programs and adequate facilities in the future.
Proposition 1:
Educational Programs & Operations Levy renewal makes up 20% of NSD’s budget. This is primarily where the funds are pulled when students need additional resources to be successful students. This can span from special education to advanced placement. The axiom that every child is different is easily understood so   financing more specialized  education plans to foster that success is essential. Additionally, this levy funds extra-curricular activities like drama, music, and sports which help students lead a  more  rounded education while providing first-hand experience to fields that would not be readily available otherwise.
Proposition 3:
The Renewal Technology Levy provides every student of every age access to technology. Teacher training and parent input are two of the major markers that this levy will provide. There is also an emphasis on teaching students to be respectful and safe digital citizens.
Capital Projects Bond:
The Capital Projects Bond required 60% of voter support to pass. This bond will add capacity to the erupting district. This bond would be used in part for general repairs but what it could create for future students has an even more monumental importance. This bond includes the increasingly more relevant need for safety and security updates for every school in the district. It would also allow a new K-5 school near Maltby, a new 30-classroom flexible use building on Skyview Middle/Canyon Creek Elementary campus, and Inglemoor High School would receive a new performing arts building.
Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid stated, “We are so proud and grateful for the support of our community in passing our Educational Programs and Operations levy renewal, our Technology levy renewal and our Capital Projects bond.”

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