As reported in The Columbian (“Clark County districts look to future as they plan schools,” published Dec. 4, 2016), it is more expensive to build schools than to build homes. Reasons for this include the [...]
Potential boundary changes have not yet been considered. As the district’s overall enrollment grows and new schools are built, some adjustments could become necessary to alleviate overcrowding. Should the need for boundary changes arise, the [...]
Project completions will be subject to the design and permitting process as well as the availability of contractors. Some of the projects are scheduled to be complete within two years. All of the projects are [...]
Approximately 21 years.
No. Money from the bond measure is placed in the district’s capital projects fund. Per state law, money from this fund cannot be transferred to other funds or used for unrelated purposes.
The temporary increase of $0.09 per $1,000 of assessed value will become effective with the 2018 calendar year. However, current district-issued bonds will be retired near the end of the 2020 calendar year and the [...]
Bonds = buildings, levies = learning and operations Levies and bonds are used for different things. Levy dollars pay for educational programs and day-to-day operations of schools, including: Teacher and staff support Extracurricular activities Classroom [...]
Yes. In 2016, the state provided VPS with $43 million to assist with class-size reductions. Because voters approved the 2017 bond measure, the state also will supply an additional projected $50 million to fund construction and [...]
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