District touts benefits of school bond measure


Sunnyside School District spokesman Curtis Campbell shares what he sees as benefits of a $10 million bond measure facing voters next month.

Replacing Washington Elementary School, expanding parking at Outlook Elementary School, track improvements at Sunnyside High School and security upgrades are all on the horizon if voters in the Sunnyside School District approve a $10 million bond measure next month.

That’s according to district spokesman Curtis Campbell during a presentation he made last Wednesday to the Sunnyside Kiwanis Club.

Campbell pledged that the school tax rate would not increase for property owners in the Sunnyside School District. Property owners pay $1.80 per $1,000 of assessed property valuation.

He said another benefit of passing the bond measure is that it will lead to the district receiving $11.5 million in state funds to aid with replacing Washington Elementary. He said the new building would be constructed across from the current school where athletic fields are currently located.

Once the new Washington Elementary building is wrapped up, Campbell said the old structure will be demolished.


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