Election materials mailed to Puyallup residents
Election materials mailed to Puyallup residents
Posted on 10/16/2015

On November 3 the Puyallup School District proposed School Construction and Facility Improvements bond issue will be decided by voters. Three very important election materials were mailed to Puyallup residents during the past week:

 

  • Pierce County Official Local Voter’s Pamphlet (mailed October 9)
  • Puyallup School District Bond Information Flier (mailed October 12)
  • Official Ballot (mailed October 15) 

  

In an effort to relieve overcrowding and continued enrollment growth in the district’s elementary schools, Puyallup School District seeks voter approval to finance five elementary school projects: (a) remodel and expand Pope Elementary School to serve 44 home rooms; (b) replace Firgrove, Northwood, and Sunrise Elementary schools with larger schools to serve 30 home rooms; and (c) build a new elementary school on undeveloped district-owned property west of Meridian on South Hill to serve 44 home rooms.

 

The five proposed projects will create additional classroom space for 2,720 elementary students which will attend to current overcrowding and allow for future elementary enrollment growth.

 

The proposed bond will raise $292.5 million at an estimated cost of 2 cents per $1,000 of assessed property valuation. The owner of a home valued at $250,000 would pay about $5 more per year in taxes. It has been 12 years since voters have approved a school bond.

 

For more information about the bond projects, visit the Puyallup School District 2015 Bond Election Information.