North Thurston School Board will consider placing $175 million bond measure on ballot

lpemberton@theolympian.comOctober 21, 2013 

Renderings showing proposed district upgrades possibly from a future bond measure were displayed during the North Thurston Public School District's 60th anniversary open house last Wednesday at the John Gott Administrative Center, STEVE BLOOM Staff photographer.

STEVE BLOOM — Staff photographer

The North Thurston School Board will consider a resolution Tuesday that could place a $175 million construction bond before voters in February.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at Komachin Middle School’s commons area, 3650 College St. S.E., Lacey.

If approved, the measure would leverage an additional $50 million in state funding, according to a fact sheet from the district.

The money would be used to build a new middle school and renovate North Thurston High School, River Ridge High School, Evergreen Forest Elementary School, Komachin Middle School and Pleasant Glade Elementary School.

It also would fix deteriorating roofs, make seismic and security upgrades and other improvements schools across the district.

North Thurston’s last construction bond measure passed in 2006.

“Since that passed, we have 1,100 more students,” North Thurston superintendent Raj Manhas said at the district’s 60th anniversary celebration last week. “It’s amazing how much growth we’ve had here.”

 

If approved, the measure would cost the owner of a $200,000 property about $44 a year, or about $3.67 a month, according to the school district’s fact sheet. 

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