Community presentations to share capital levy facts

Despite ongoing maintenance, Battle Ground Public Schools’ buildings are aging. Many roofs and heating/cooling systems are nearing the end of their warranty. Students taking classes in the construction trades, culinary arts and health sciences do not have sufficient space or equipment. Technology has become outdated.

To address these issues, as well as enhance security, Battle Ground Public Schools is asking voters to consider a capital levy. Proposition no. 7 is on the ballot for the special election on Feb. 13, 2024.

Voters will have an opportunity to learn about the levy in upcoming community presentations that will share facts about the levy.

  • Thursday, Jan. 25, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Lewisville Campus, Room C-26, 406 NW Fifth Ave., Battle Ground, WA. This is an in-person presentation.
  • Monday, Jan. 29, 2024, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Webinar (link to join).

Both presentations are open to the public.

If the capital levy is approved by local voters, all schools in the district would receive updates. Projects include:

  • Increasing security through entry controls and security cameras
  • Repairing roofs and improving or upgrading heating and cooling systems
  • Creating learning spaces for construction trades, culinary and health science
  • Updating technology, including computers, phones and the district’s wireless network

The estimated rate per $1,000 of assessed property value would be $0.44 for each of the three years of the capital levy. Collection would begin in 2025.

The levy rate would be the same as the rate for a bond that expired at the end of 2023. The expired bond rate also was $0.44 per $1,000 of assessed property value.

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