Federal Way School District No. 210 Projects Levy Proposition (November 2012)
This proposition authorized a property tax increase to fund capital improvements to Federal Way High School.
|Federal Way School District No. 210 Levy Prop.|
Election results from King County, Current Election Results.
Text of measure
Language on the ballot:
|“|| The Board of Directors of Federal Way School District No. 210 adopted Resolution No. 2012-19 authorizing the capital projects levies. This levy funds the replacement of Federal Way High School, upgrading or replacing elementary playgrounds, improving exterior security cameras and other capital improvements to educational facilities of the District, and authorizes the following excess levies on all taxable property within the District:
$0.92/$1,000 for years 2013-2018; Levy Amount: $10,000,000.
Should this proposition be approved?
Supporters argue that the Federal Way High School was originally designed as an elementary school and is very old as are many school facilities in Federal Way School District. Thus it drastically needs to be updated, renovated and improved to provide an environment conducive to providing quality education. In addition, they point out that property owners will pay a little more than half the actual cost of construction, with the remainder coming from School District and State resources.
According to those who oppose the proposition, the Federal Way High School is not producing good educations for the students and are not preparing them for college or jobs. They insist that the School Districts should offer a plan for increasing the quality of the education they offer before the voters provide money for facility improvement and replacement.