Bonds and Levies
BONDS ARE FOR BUILDING.
Funds from bonds can only be used for construction or renovation of buildings, major repairs, and land purchases; they cannot be used for basic education. Bond funds are generally collected over a 15 to 20-year period (similar to a home mortgage).
Voter Approved Bonds:
Bonds to Improve Safety, and Renovate and Construct Schools (April 2015):
Bond funded a major renovation at Enumclaw High School and replaced Black Diamond Elementary School.
Thunder Mountain Middle School (Opened in the fall of 2000)
LEVIES ARE FOR LEARNING.
Levies make up the difference between funding from the state and federal government and the actual cost of operating a school district. Levies pay for teaching materials and equipment, bus transportation, building improvements (such as carpet replacement and interior painting) and vocational, athletic, drama, special education, and other special programs. Levy funds are typically collected over a four-year time period and must be renewed (similar to a magazine subscription).