Bond and Capital Projects Levy

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The South Kitsap School District Board of Directors has approved two ballot resolutions for the November 6 election. The first measure is a Bond to construct a second high school and the second is a Capital Levy to address urgent safety & security, facility projects, and technology needs at all schools.

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Bond to build High School #2
$184,680,000 collected over 25 years at a projected $1.07/thousand tax rate.  
$9 million estimated State Construction Assistance Funding.

Capital Levy for safety/security, technology, and identified capital projects at all South Kitsap schools.
$21,694,378 collected over 4 years at a projected $0.67/thousand tax rate.
$3 million estimated State Construction Assistance Funding for the pool updates.


Tax Rate will remain at 2017 level

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A stable tax rate is projected with the approval of the proposed Capital Bond ($1.07) and Capital Levy ($0.67) along with the reduced rate of the existing $1.50 Operations Levy. Citizens can expect to see a combined total rate of $3.24 per thousand of assessed property value, which is the same rate as the voters approved in 2017 in the District.  School taxpayers saw a 1-time spike in their state property tax collection as the State positioned itself to assume responsibility for fully funding basic education. Unfortunately, fully funding basic education does not include capital projects like new schools that require a 60% favorable vote of the electorate in the District in a separate ballot measure.