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Jr-Sr High School Construction Bond 2022 Information

 

The Mabton School District proposes a Bond for registered voters to consider on the November 8, 2022 ballot.

 

 

PROPOSITION NO. 1 – BONDS TO IMPROVE SAFETY AND RENOVATE AND EXPAND MABTON JUNIOR/SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

 

 

Description of the Project:  Passage of Proposition No. 1 would authorize Mabton School District to issue $12,800,000 of bonds to expand and renovate Mabton Junior/Senior High School, including:

  1. Constructing junior high classrooms and support space addition to replace existing portable classrooms;

  2. Providing entry point access controls and security systems;

  3. Renovating, improving, replacing or upgrading playfields, parking, student pickup/drop-off areas, and other school facilities; and

  4. Making other facility and site improvements.

 

Replacement of Current Capital Levy:  This Bond would replace the current Capital (small projects) Levy approved by voters in 2016 that is set to expire on December 31, 2022.  

 

New Bond Cost to Taxpayers:  The bonds will be repaid from annual property taxes, collected over a maximum of 25 years, at an estimated rate of $2.61 per $1,000 of assessed value.  The District projects the bond tax rate will exceed the expiring capital levy tax rate by approximately $0.93 per $1,000 of assessed value, or approximately $186 per year ($15.50 per month) for a $200,000 home.  Exemptions from taxes may be available, call Yakima County Assessor (509)574-1100.

 

The Proposed Project:

The new addition would allow our junior high students to no longer attend classes in portables, and would also enhance the safety of our entrance and common areas for all junior-senior high students.  The new project would also make for a full-service kitchen, replacing our current partial "warming kitchen".

 

 

 

B Street View of JSHS Addition Concept

 

Commons Area and Kitchen Concept

 

Addition and Renovation Floor Plan Concept

 

Southwest View

 

 

Long-Term Look at Facility Projects:  The addition and renovation funded by this Bond is only part of our comprehensive facilities improvement plan.  The following outlines this bigger picture:

 

 

Project Status Funding Source
New HVAC at Artz Fox Elementary Complete 2017-2022 Capital Levy
 
3 Classroom Addition at Artz Fox Elementary
 
Complete 2017-2022 Capital Levy
Vocational Building Upgrades 2023-2024 2017-2022 Capital Levy, Grants, COVID Act Dollars
Football Field Lighting Expected Summer 2023
 
OSPI Small Rural School Modernization
(The Planning Grant was received, District in line for funding)
 
 
Jr-Sr High School New Addition and Safety Renovations
 
2023-2024 Proposed BOND (NOV 2022)
Energy Efficient Lighting Updates 2022-2023 WA Department of Commerce / ESSER II & III 
Heating and Air Controls Upgrade 2022-2023 WA Department of Commerce / ESSER II & III 
HVAC replacement at the VoAg Building 2022-2023  WA Department of Commerce / ESSER II & III 
 
HVAC replacement at the Learning Center
 
 
2022-2023
 WA Department of Commerce / ESSER II & III 
HVAC replacement at the District Office 2022-2023  WA Department of Commerce / ESSER II & III 
 
High School Domestic Hot Water Heater and Tank Replacement
 
2022-2023 WA Department of Commerce / ESSER II & III 
 
High School:
- Central Heating Plant
- Chilled Water Plant
- Classroom VAV
- Library Fan Coil Unit
- Locker Room Heat Recovery Unit
- Cafeteria CVVT
 
Construction Period: 2024-2027
OSPI Small Rural School Modernization
 
(The Planning Grant is submitted, District in line for funding)
 
Project to be Prioritized as we get closer to submission:
- High School Plumbing Fixtures
- High School Gym CVVT
- Admin Roof Top Unit
- Multipurpose CVVT
- Artz Fox HVAC
- Artz Fox Windows
- High School Windows and Doors
- Vocational Building Windows and Doors
- Greenhouse Controls
- Greenhouse Polycarbonate Panels
 
2027-2029
OSPI Small Rural School Modernization
 
(We will submit the planning grant in 2023)
 
Seek eligibility for state funding for modernization and new construction.
 
 
Eligibility Expected in the 2030-2035 Timeframe. OSPI School Construction Assistance Program

 

 

 

What is a Bond and how is it different from a Capital Levy?:  Capital levies are taxes authorized by voters to be used on smaller capital (facilities) projects.  A capital levy may only be collected for up to six years.  Historically, the District has collected these taxes and used them to complete projects when the funds are enough to cover costs (a "pay-as-you-go" process).

 

A Bond is also authorized by voters, usually to undertake much bigger projects that require a large amount of funds to complete.  A bond is repaid from excess property taxes that may be collected over a much longer period of time, in our case up to 25 years.  With the larger upfront cost, repayment needs to be spread out over a longer period.  In this way, a bond can be thought of as similar to a home mortgage, where the projects are the home and the taxes repay the mortgage.  A bond also allows for the projects to be completed in a quicker timeframe, versus waiting many years to save up the funds required.  

 

Senior Citizens (61 years of age and older):  Exemptions from taxes may be available, call Yakima County Assessor at (509) 574-1100.

 

 

For more information please do not hesitate to call our superintendent, Dr. Joey Castilleja at 509-894-4852.

 

 

 

To learn more about levies, bonds, and how schools are funded, take a look at this video!