Renton School District voters will decide on an important ballot measure to support student learning on the November 5, 2019 ballot. Even with approval of the measure, tax-rates for district property owners will not increase.
Building for Excellence School Building Construction Bond 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. It will also provide additional science classrooms at high schools, renovations and upgrades to other schools such as roofs and boilers, safety and security, school playground and athletic fields, and much more. View a school-by-school list of projects.
Voters overwhelmingly approved this measure on the Feb. 12, 2019 ballot; but an additional 400 votes were needed to validate the measure. With the obvious support of voters, Renton School Board members are providing an opportunity for more voters to cast a ballot for the measure on Nov. 5, 2019.
What will the measure cost?
Because of improved assessed property value and the many additional families and businesses that have moved into the district, these measures will not increase tax rates, and district tax-rates will not increase. Renton School District tax-rates have been steadily declining over the past few years.
Even with approval of this measure, the combined total district tax-rate will drop to $3.50/per $1,000 of assessed value in 2020; that’s down from the current tax rate of $3.52, and well below the rate of nearly $5.00 in 2017.