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Building for Excellence Bond Measure Nov. 5, 2019

important measure for district students, educators and families on November 5, 2019 ballot

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 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
  • and much more
  • View a school-by-school list of projects.

Voters overwhelmingly approved the measure in Feb. 2019; 400 additional votes were needed to validate

Voters overwhelmingly approved this measure on the Feb. 12, 2019 ballot; but a snowstorm that blanketed the region with snow and ice kept many voters from casting their ballot: 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 their ballot and will place the measure back on the Nov. 5, 2019 General Election ballot (voters are reminded to turn their ballot over; Renton School District's measure will be on the back of the ballot).

Renton School District tax rates

What will the measure cost?

Because of improved assessed property values and the many additional families and businesses that have moved into the Renton School District boundaries, this measure will not increase tax-rates.

That means the owner of a median priced home of $400,000 will have saved more than $572 per year in Renton Schools property taxes since 2017.

Read Questions and Answers about the Nov. 5, 2019 Bond measure.

Renton School District is seeking applications from citizens interested in being appointed to a committee to write the pro/con statements for the King County local voter’s pamphlet related to the district’s upcoming bond ballot measure to be considered at the November 5, 2019 General Election.  Those interested should send their name, address, email address, phone number and which position they represent to the district’s Community Relations Office, community.relations@rentonschools.us or by mail 300 SW 7th Street, Renton, WA 98057, by Friday, July 19, 2019. The School Board will take action on the appointment at its July 24, 2019 regular board meeting.