Capital Levy February 12, 2019
Bainbridge Island School District is placing a $15 million capital levy on the February 12, 2019 ballot.
If approved, the $15 million will provide funding to:
- Complete the replacement of the 100 Building at Bainbridge High School and transform the current commons into an auditorium. (This project is mostly funded from the 2016 Bond.)
- Provide funding for repairs and renovations
- Provide funding for school security upgrades
Since the time of the 2016 bond’s approval, the greater Seattle region has experienced a construction boom which has resulted in increased prices for labor and materials. This escalation, coupled with state funding that didn’t fully materialize and new building codes, have resulted in a funding shortfall for BISD projects identified in the 2016 Bond.
“Our public schools are the heart of our community,” said Superintendent Peter Bang-Knudsen. “By investing in our school infrastructure, we will continue to provide an optimal education for students now and in the future.”