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Project List School Construction Bond Measure Nov. 5, 2019

Voters have opportunity to keep schools in great working condition, build much-needed new elementary school

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 continue to decrease.

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 in the drop-down menu below.

Even with approval of the measure on Nov. 5, 2019, tax-rates for all district taxpayers will continue to decrease. Read how here. 

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 vote to approve the measure and will place the measure back on the Nov. 5, 2019 ballot.

School-by-School list of projects on the Nov. 5, 2019 ballot

New (additional) Elementary School

If the Nov. 5, 2019 School Construction Bond measure passes, the district will build an additional elementary in the northeast section (Highlands/Sunset/Hazen High area) of Renton School District.

NEW CONSTRUCTION (Why another elementary school is needed):

A new elementary school in the northeast (Highlands/Sunset/Hazen High) area of the district will accommodate students now and in the future: Current elementary schools in the northeast section of the district are at or above capacity, and there are plans by the City of Renton to construct hundreds of new housing units over the next few years. Families and businesses continue to move into the area and housing and apartment complexes are being constructed at record pace. The welcomed improvement in our local economy brings more jobs and families moving into the area for good schools, city amenities and quality of life. It also means more students enrolling in our schools.

Student enrollment in the district has increased by more than 2,200 students in the past 10 years as families move into the area for first-rate schools, affordable housing and quality of life. Our elementary school populations have grown as families have children, and new families move into the district. Thanks to voter support, the district opened an additional middle school (Risdon Middle School) in 2016, reducing overcrowding at McKnight Middle School by half. Voters also approved construction of a new 28,000 square-feet/12 classroom new at Hazen High in 2012, providing additional space at our most populated high school. Lindbergh and Renton High have capacity to accommodate students now and well into the future.

The building of an additional elementary school in the northeast section of the district will accommodate the large number of current kindergarten through 5th-grade students in that area (nearly 50% of all elementary students in the district attend one of the five elementary schools in that area). City of Renton construction projects will increase housing in the area in just short period of time. We need room in elementary schools in that area of the district now, and to be ready for many new families who will move into the new housing.

Benson Hill Elementary School

If the Nov. 5, 2019 School Construction Bond measure passes, projects listed for Benson Hill Elementary School include:

  • Gymnasium floor
  • Paint interior
  • Boiler and hot water heater
  • Fields and grounds
  • Accessibility from parking lot to school
  • Canopy above west gymnasium doors
  • Play shed roof
  • Paint play shed

Bryn Mawr Elementary School

If the Nov. 5, 2019 School Construction Bond measure passes, projects listed for Bryn Mawr Elementary School include:

  • Carpet
  • Boiler and hot water heater
  • Accessibility from parking lot to school
  • Paint intereior
  • Overlay parking lot

Campbell Hill Elementary School

If the Nov. 5, 2019 School Construction Bond measure passes, projects listed for Campbell Hill Elementary School include:

  • Sidewalks
  • Enclose space under stairs
  • Fields and grounds
  • Accessibility from parking lot to school
  • Corridor, commons and gym wall finishes

Cascade Elementary School

If the Nov. 5, 2019 School Construction Bond measure passes, projects listed for Cascade Elementary School include:

  • Gymnasium movable wall
  • Mechanical control
  • Fields and grounds
  • Accessibility from parking lot to school
  • Overlay parking lot

Hazelwood Elementary School

If the Nov. 5, 2019 School Construction Bond measure passes: Projects listed for Hazelwood Elementary School include:

  • Boiler and hot water heater
  • Fields and grounds
  • Accessibility from parking lot to school

Highlands Elementary School

If the Nov. 5, 2019 School Construction Bond measure passes, projects listed for Highlands Elementary School include:

  • Exterior lighting at main canopy
  • Fields and grounds
  • Hallway carpeting
  • Paint portion of building

Honey Dew Elementary School

If the Nov. 5, 2019 School Construction Bond measure passes, projects listed for Honey Dew Elementary School include:

  • Side sewer
  • Fields and grounds
  • Accessibility from parking lot to school
  • Play shed roof
  • Paint play shed

Kennydale Elementary School

If the Nov. 5, 2019 School Construction Bond measure passes, projects listed for Kennydale Elementary School include:

  • Fields and grounds
  • Accessibility from parking lot to school

Lakeridge Elementary School

If the Nov. 5, 2019 School Construction Bond measure passes, projects listed for Lakeridge Elementary School include:

  • Gymnasium movable wall
  • Fields and grounds
  • Upgrade building access accessibility

Maplewood Heights Elementary School

If the Nov. 5, 2019 School Construction Bond measure passes, projects listed for Maplewood Heights Elementary School include:

  • Carpet
  • Fields and grounds
  • Accessibility from parking lot to school
  • Paint interior

Renton Park Elementary School

If the Nov. 5, 2019 School Construction Bond measure passes: Projects listed for Renton Park Elementary School include:

  • Paint exterior
  • Fields and grounds
  • Accessibility from parking lot to school

Sierra Heights Elementary School

If the Nov. 5, 2019 School Construction Bond measure passes, projects listed for Sierra Heights Elementary School include:

  • Carpet
  • Paint interior

Talbot Hill Elementary School

If the Nov. 5, 2019 School Construction Bond measure passes, projects listed for Talbot Hill Elementary School include:

  • Carpet
  • Paint interior
  • Paint play shed
  • Replace play shed roof
  • Gymnasium movable wall
  • Feilds and grounds
  • Accessibilty from parking lot to school
  • Exterior door from cafeteria to playground
  • Boiler
  • Overlay select asphalt parking lot surfaces
  • Replace metal louvers at gable ends

Tiffany Park Elementary School

If the Nov. 5, 2019 School Construction Bond measure passes, projects listed for Tiffany Park Elementary School include:

  • Carpet
  • Paint interior
  • Paint play shed
  • Playground equipment
  • Fields and grounds
  • Accessibility from parking lot to school
  • Entry lobby roof and skylights

Dimmitt Middle School

If the Nov. 5, 2019 School Construction Bond measure passes, projects listed for Dimmitt Middle School include:

  • Fields and grounds
  • Accessibility from parking lot to school
  • Roof flashing
  • Paint interior
  • Power

McKnight Middle School

If the Nov. 5, 2019 School Construction Bond measure passes, projects listed for McKnight Middle School include:

  • Movable stage wall
  • Accessibility from parking lot to school
  • Carpet
  • Paint portion of building
  • Power

Nelsen Middle School

If the Nov. 5, 2019 School Construction Bond measure passes, projects listed for McKnight Middle School include:

  • Boilers
  • HVAC upgrades
  • Fields and grounds
  • Accessibility from parking lot to school
  • Entry plaza concrete
  • Paint portion of building
  • Roof flashing membrane
  • Power

Hazen High School

If the Nov. 5, 2019 School Construction Bond measure passes, projects listed for Hazen High School include:

  • Modernize science classrooms
  • Modernize pool
  • Upgrade building access accessibility
  • Hot water tank in kitchen
  • Paint portions of interior
  • Commons flooring
  • Power to 700 building
  • Theatre sound and projection system
  • Overlay select asphalt parking lot surfaces

Lindbergh High School

If the Nov. 5, 2019 School Construction Bond measure passes, projects listed for Lindbergh High School include:

  • Modernize existing science classrooms and add additional science classrooms
  • Accessibility from parking lot to school
  • HVAC system
  • Markerboards and tackboards

Renton High School

If the Nov. 5, 2019 School Construction Bond measure passes, projects listed for Renton High School include:

  • Modernize science classrooms
  • Windows at west wing stairs
  • Side sewer to main building
  • Accessibility from parking lot to school
  • Carpet
  • Commons flooring
  • Wainscot at office entry lobby
  • Theatre lobby floor lighting
  • Cafeteria stage
  • Sidewalks

Renton Stadium

If the Nov. 5, 2019 School Construction Bond measure passes, projects listed for Renton Stadium include:

  • Synthetic track and turf and inground wiring
  • Mechanical controls

District-wide projects

If the Nov. 5, 2019 School Construction Bond measure passes, projects listed at schools and other district buildings include:

  • Funding to buy property for future additional classrooms/school
  • Continued Safety & Security improvements
  • Transient voltage surge suppressors (TVSS) on all panels
  • Safety and Security - Install and upgrade camera systems/Access Management
  • Upgrade ADA and wayfinding signage

Kohlwes Education Center:

  • Boiler
  • Carpet
  • Paint interior
  • Mechanical controls
  • Install TV/SS System

Transportation Center:

  • Parking lot
  • Sidewalks
  • Underground power along Park Ave
  • Mechanical controls

Warehouse Center:

  • Flooring in restrooms and offices
  • Roof
  • Carpet