The Sumner School District is inviting community members to participate in a survey designed to help align communication between the district and the public about a future bond referendum.
The district is considering a $145 million bond proposal for the Feb. 2016 elections to address a number of projects that have been identified by the facilities committee concerning the capacity needs and quality of the district’s learning environments.
The survey is open through Sept. 4 and allows participants to indicate the areas of information where they feel most or least informed concerning the enrollment and capacity needs of the various district facilities. Community feedback will allow the district to target its communication toward those areas that need more explanation or information.
To prepare for anticipated district growth, the bond package under development would provide necessary new facilities and allow for the modernization of current facilities that are eligible for state matching funds.
Projects identified by the facilities advisory committee include:
▪ A new elementary school in the south region of the district
▪ An early learning center in Sumner
▪ Replacement for Emerald Hills Elementary
▪ Renovation and expansion at Sumner High School
▪ Enhancements at Bonney Lake High School
▪ An addition at Mountain View Middle School
▪ Safety and security upgrades at multiple schools
The Sumner School District is one of the fastest growing districts in Pierce County, with an anticipated enrollment increase of almost 2,000 students over the next 10 years.
To participate in the survey and learn more about the district’s capital facility needs, visit the Sumner School District website at www.sumnersd.org.