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Rebuilding South Kitsap - Stronger, Safer Schools

School districts do not receive funding for school construction and are reliant upon community support through voter approved bonds. South Kitsap's last successful bond measure was 35 years ago and was used to build Sidney Glen Elementary, Hidden Creek Elementary, and Mullenix Ridge Elementary. Every site in South Kitsap School District is in need of improvement. SKSD is hoping to address the most urgent school rebuilding and renovation needs without overburdening local taxpayers.

This Bond is the first step to address all district sites over the next several years. It will replace five schools, eliminate 43 portable classrooms, renovate the oldest section of South Kitsap High School, and make safety upgrades and improvements districtwide. The Bond is for $271 million over 21 years with a goal to return local school taxes to the 2022 rate. The Bond was considered by voters in November 2023 but did not receive the 60% supermajority required to pass.

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Five School Replacements

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Safety & Capital Improvements

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South Kitsap High School Renovation

Cedar Heights Middle School Replacement
(on current site)

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Olalla Elementary Replacement
(on current site)

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South Colby Elementary Replacement
(on current site)

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Shared Campus For Explorer Academy and Discovery High School Replacement
(at Discovery site)

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Phase 1 Renovation of South Kitsap High School
(on current site)

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Safety and Capital Projects
(District-wide)

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What Will This Bond Do?

  • Improve safety by replacing the five schools in the worst condition
  • Complete high priority safety and capital projects districtwide
  • Renovate the oldest portion of South Kitsap High School for trades and technical education
  • Reduce maintenance by replacing failing heating and cooling systems
  • Focus on stable local school tax rate at 2022 level

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Five School Replacements:

  • Replace the worst condition schools: Cedar Heights Middle School, Explorer Academy, Discovery High School, Olalla Elementary, and South Colby Elementary
  • Eliminate 33 portable classrooms
  • Meet modern health and safety standards
  • Add Early Learning Centers at South Colby and Olalla sites
  • Community space included in new school design

 

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Safety & Capital Improvements

  • Emergency communication system upgrades
  • Improve traffic access with separate family and bus areas
  • Accessibility upgrades
  • Improved parking lot lighting
  • Replace heating and cooling systems for improved air circulation and energy efficiency
  • Building exterior renovations
  • Refresh school Interior finishes

 

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South Kitsap High School Renovation

  • Replace the oldest south wing with modern instructional space
  • Rebuild general and special education classrooms
  • Expand common areas
  • Eliminate 10 portable classrooms
  • Upgrade electrical systems to meet instructional technology needs
  • Renovate STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) classrooms, labs, and shops for career and technical learning
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VOTE by NOVEMBER 7, 2023

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