Dear Community Members of the Washington Unified School District:
We would like to inform you of the Board of Trustees action taken on June 26th, 2014 to place a facilities bond measure
on the November ballot.
The Board adopted a Capitol Invesment Program (CIP) that outlined our District’s facilities needs and can be viewed
here CIP. A local school facilities bond measure would provide necessary funding to implement key projects.
The bond would serve all Washington Unified Schools by setting the stage for classroom and other facility improvements
to enhance safety and security systems, improve 21st century learning with Career and Technical Education programs,
accommodate growth, and complement our Board-adopted Strategic Priorities.
The bond measure would provide up to $47 million for our schools, potentially supplemented by state funds, while
annually costing homeowners $39 per $100,000 of assessed value on their homes. Proceeds would be monitored by a
citizen’s bond oversight committee, which would be audited annually by independent experts. No bond funds would be
spent on administrative salaries or pensions.
We thank you for your continued support as we work together to ensure that all students receive a high level of
education for many years to come. Please click here for more information: November 2014 Bond Initiative.
Dayton Gilleleand, Ed.D.