Update September 29, 2011
The Issaquah School Board approved a final bond package at its September 28 business meeting. Board members also moved the election day from February 14, 2012, to April 17, 2012, to provide more time to get information to voters.
Update September 8, 2011
Next steps in the bond development process: The School Board will hold a work-study session at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, in anticipation of taking final action to approve a package at its Sept. 28 business meeting. Community members are invited to listen and provide feedback at both.
Update August 18, 2011
As the school board evaluates the superintendent's recommendation, it has created Guiding Principles as a filter for developing and accepting the final bond package. To support its work, the board will hold several public work-study sessions and tour school facilities slated for possible construction.
Update June 23, 2011
The superintendent presented his recommendation
—which closely mirrored the committee's recommendation—to the school board on June 22. The school board voted to run a bond in February 2012; board members will work throughout the summer to finalize the content of the final package for the measure.
Update April 29, 2011
The committee completed its work on April 26 by voting unanimously for a $228.63 million package to recommend to the superintendent. The superintendent will now review the package in the coming months and make his own recommendation to the school board, which has final authority to approve a bond measure.
Bond Feasibility and Development Committee
A community Bond Feasibility and Development Committee will meet throughout April 2011 to determine essential facility needs and shape a potential bond measure to go before voters in February 2012. The committee will make its recommendation to the superintendent, who will in turn present a recommendation to the school board for final approval.
The committee will consider the proposed content, total cost, and tax impact of a potential bond. Recognizing the current economic climate, the committee will evaluate the bond proposal in terms of:
- Ensuring the Issaquah School District has all the resources possible to meet its mission and Ends student learning goals
- Safely and efficiently maintaining facilities and property according to state and District use standards and schedules.
The Bond Feasibility and Development Committee meetings are open to the public and will be held on the following Tuesdays from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Administration Building
. Agendas will be posted before each meeting; mini summaries will be available the day after a meeting; and official notes will be posted as soon as possible following a meeting. Materials will be linked when applicable. Links to each item will be activated as documents become available.
- E-mail your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your comments will be shared with each committee member and reviewed at the following meeting.
- Review materials in the public binder at the meetings.
- Review the materials in the public binder at the Administration Building during business hours.