If this February's bond measure is successful, Peninsula Schools will have only their second school bond election win in the past 20 years.
Although the district's buildings are much younger than Tacoma's (dating from the 40s to the present), PSD is hoping to leverage historically low interest rates to upgrade their facilities and complete many long-deferred maintenance projects. Every school in the district would receive some upgrades from the bond, detailed here.
Peninsula Schools have a reputation for success, outperforming state averages on standardized tests at nearly every grade level and subject. This reputation is often cited as a reason for choosing to live in the Gig Harbor area. In February, we will see if this high valuation of Peninsula Schools translates to support at the ballot box. At $11.25 a month for a $500,000 home, voters would be getting an incredible bargain.
Vote by February 8, 2011.