The Capital Projects office is responsible for coordinating and managing building and construction projects for the Renton School District which serves more than 16,000 students and covers roughly 32 square miles of Renton, Bellevue, Newcastle, Issaquah, Kent, Tukwila and parts of unincorporated King County.
2019 Bond Information
bond measure passes with over 70% Voter approval
Voters approved the Nov. 5 measure to keep schools in great working condition and build a much-needed new elementary school.
Building for Excellence Bonds to Improve, Construct and Renovate School Facilities will allow for important projects at nearly every school in the district including:
- construction of a much-needed additional elementary school in the fast-growing northeastern (Highlands/Sunset/Hazen High) area of the district
- additional science classrooms at high schools
- renovations and upgrades to other schools
- roofs and boilers
- safety and security
- school playground and athletic fields
District homeowners and taxpayers benefit from district’s sound financial work, excellent credit rating, and historic low interest rates.
February 27, 2020—Taxpayers throughout the Renton School District will benefit from the district’s solid financial management, excellent credit rating, and a favorable bond market. The district this week successfully completed the first sale of school construction bonds which were overwhelmingly approved by voters in the school construction measure on the November 5 ballot. The district’s sound financial position permitted it to raise $125 million in construction funds while securing an historically low interest rate of 2.2%. These resources will be used to fund construction projects at schools across the district and to build a new elementary school.
Bond Oversight Committee
Superintendent Dr. Damien Pattenaude directed the formation of a Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) comprised of Community members, School Board representatives, and administrative and support staff to monitor the implementation of bond projects. The CBOC will serve to conduct independent, ongoing review of the major projects approved by voters on the November 5, 2019 Bond Measure. Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Support Services, Dr. Fred Maiocco, will also serve as a liaison to the group.
Bond Oversight Committee Members
Renton School District Board liaisons
Dr. Stefanie McIrvin
Bond Oversight Committee Charge
The committee will meet at least semiannually, and provide periodic written progress reports to the Superintendent and Board of Directors. The committee will be responsible to:
- Review the process to solicit, qualify and select general contractors and vendors for major projects.
- Review financial statements for congruence between the identified bond projects and spending.
- Review requests for major changes in the expenditure of funds (e.g., project change order proposals in amounts greater than $1,000,000) and make recommendation for/against such proposals.
- Make recommendations to the Superintendent and Board as to policies and procedures which will enhance accountability for bond dollars to district stakeholders.
- Assist in maintaining public trust and confidence in the district through active involvement in communications related to the bond projects.
Executive Director of Capital Planning and Construction
Matt Feldmeyer, R.A.
Senior Facilities Program Director
Mike Cato, P.E.