A complete list of all the projects included in the bond proposal can be accessed here. Patrons may offer comments regarding the bond initiative via this email link, or may contact the Superintendent’s Office directly at 332-5881.
Voters in the Blaine School District can expect to see a ballot measure in February 2015 that addresses urgent needs in local school buildings. The $45,000,000 capital bond request would make it possible to address the problems of a severely outdated facility at Blaine High School. Other facility improvements and security enhancements would also be addressed throughout the district.
The $45,000,000 initiative comes at a favorable time financially for district taxpayers since existing bonds will be paid off. If approved by the voters, payment on the new bonds would be made without having to increase the current bond tax amount. The tax rate per thousand is expected to stay at the 2014 amount, and then go down each year as new homes and businesses are built in the district.
The urgent needs this bond measure would address include:
• Improved classrooms for career and technical education
• Significant safety and security improvements
• Seismic retrofitting
• Reduction of overcrowding
• Updated infrastructure for technology
• Modernized heating and cooling systems
• Protecting activity space from cold windy weather
• Play area safety improvements
• Space for full day instructional time at all grade levels