Bond & Levy Information
In 2001, North Kitsap voters approved a $60 million bond for building upgrades, renovations and construction of Kingston High School. The district was able to qualify for an additional $40 million through state matching funds and a Public Facilities District grant. Due to a favorable construction climate, an advantageous bond market, and the additional public funds more projects were completed than initially outlined in the bond description. The district had approximately $410K left to fund additional projects and the board approved a list of additional projects. View the approved list of additional projects.
North Kitsap Community Pool/Auditorium - Upgrades
Completed: September 2002
Construction Costs: $4,173,310
North Kitsap High School Gym/H Building - Renovation
Completed: August 2004
Construction Costs: $8,783,860
Hilder-Pearson Elementary School - Renovation
Completed: June 2005
Construction Costs: $5,036,856
Poulsbo Elementary School - Renovation
Completed: June 2005
Construction Costs: $5,912,698
Suquamish Elementary School - Renovation
Completed: September 2005
Construction Costs: $4,867,509
Poulsbo Middle School Bldg. 1 - Renovation
Completed: March 2007
Construction Costs: $7,639,206
Wolfle Elementary School - New Roof
Completed: February 2008
Construction Costs: $414,376
Kingston High School - New Construction (includes field lighting, track shed and tennis courts)
Completed: June 2008
Construction Costs: $39,034,998
Spectrum Community School – Renovation
Completed: August 2008
Construction Costs: $455,335
North Kitsap High School Phase II - Addition/Renovation
Completed July 2009
Construction Costs: $21,503,949
North Kitsap High School Track Resurface (Not included in initial bond description.)
Construction Costs: $102,243
Poulsbo Elementary School Security Upgrades (Not include in initial bond description.)
Construction Costs: $14,534
Total spent and committed to date:
In February 2010, 72% of North Kitsap voters approved a four-year school support levy. This authorizes the district to collect $13,200,000 in 2011, $13,600,000 in 2012, $14,300,000 in 2013, and $15,000,000 in 2014 to help maintain basic learning services.
In the coming years, state and federal funding for our school district is likely to decline; levy funds may be needed to help fill voids left by the declines. The school district will annually report to the community how levy funds are spent.
View the levy flyer.
What is the school support levy?
The State of Washington does not fully fund public education. The combined state, federal and other 2009-10 revenues provide for approximately 80% of the district's budget. A school support levy is a local property tax that voters are asked to approve every four years to help fill the funding gap.
How is the money used?
The majority of the money goes to education services for students. Levy funds help pay for teachers and other staff salaries, learning support activities, after-school activities and athletics. In addition, levy funds are used to give students a safe and clean environment.
Last Modified on August 20, 2010