Conway School District No. 317 Bond Proposition (February 2013)

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A Conway School District No. 317 Bond proposition was approved on the February 12, 2013 election ballot in Skagit County, which is in Washington.

This proposition authorized the Conway Consolidated School District to increase its debt by $9,030,000 by issuing general obligation bonds in that amount. This money would be used to renovate and upgrade the school facilities of the District. These bonds would mature within 25 years.[1]

Election results

Skagit County

Conway School District Bond Prop.
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 682 66.47%
No34433.53%

Election results from Skagit County Election Results Report.

Text of measure

Language on the ballot:

The Board of Directors of Conway Consolidated School District No. 317 adopted Resolution No. 9-2012 concerning this proposition for bonds. This proposition would authorize the District to undertake major renovations and upgrades to the primary, intermediate and middle school buildings, including life-safety improvements, to issue $9,030,000 of general obligation bonds maturing within a maximum of 25 years, and to levy excess property taxes annually to repay the bonds, as provided in Resolution No. 9-2012.

Should this proposition be:

Approved?

Rejected?[1][2]

Explanatory statement

Below is a statement posted on the Skagit County Website to explain further the proposed project associated with this bond proposition:

A Conway community facilities committee recommended to the Conway Board of Directors to place a modernize bond to the taxpayers. The discussion on modernization versus build new for our oldest school facilities was based on the years of life left in our current buildings, although one was constructed in 1937. Engineers and architectural consultants reviewed and recommended the modernization project based on the fact it is cheaper than building new and the life and history with the current buildings. The committee also recommended the amount based on current interest rates and projected construction costs are both at an appropriate level to go out for these badly needed repairs.

This committee narrowed a lengthy list of priorities to insure there would be no tax rate increase to our local taxpayers.

Conway School is submitting a $9,030,000 bond issue to modernize three existing buildings that were constructed in 1937, 1954, and 1969. The 1937 building will receive a complete modernization of the interior including electrical, HVAC, walls, carpeting and complete renovation of all classrooms and restrooms within this building. New roofs will be placed on three of the buildings along with seismic upgrades, hardware and window replacement and exterior and interior paint. In addition our middle school science classroom will be modernized, our gym, stage and new entrance will be modified and our covered play area will be improved and enlarged and a resurfacing of our outdoor play area will be included. New fire alarms, intercom system, mechanical systems modern telephone integration and septic updates will also be part of this bond issue.

Total Project costs total $11,697,031. State School Assistance is projected at $2,667,031 with the Conway Taxpayer Bond totaling $9,030,000.[1][2]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Skagit County Washington February 12, 2013 sample ballot
  2. 2.0 2.1 Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.