Voters approved a $145.6 Capital Projects Bond in February 2016. Funding from this bond will allow us to build, expand, and improve school facilities over the next 10 years.
The need to provide additional classrooms for full time kindergarten and lower class sizes per state mandate has our elementary schools at capacity. In addition, Sumner School District is the fastest growing district in Pierce County with multiple master planned communities actively building now or in the planning stages. The current demographers report shows that enrollment will rise from approximately 9000 students to approximately 10,700 students over the next 10 years, an increase of almost 2000 students from today.
BOND MARKETING MATERIALS
SCHOOL PROJECTS IDENTIFIED AS CRITICAL CAPITAL FACILITY NEEDS
Complete by Fall 2018:
- Valley Early Learning Center
building would be added to the Maple Lawn/Sumner Middle School complex
and would consist of classrooms for kindergarten students in the Valley
as well as Special Education programs.
- New Elementary School in Tehaleh Development
Construction of a new facility in the rapidly growing southeast
section of the District. The District intends to purchase property for
this new building using current Capital Projects funds. New-in-lieu of
money from the State as well as Impact Fees collected on new
construction will help offset the cost of the new school to taxpayers.
- Various Safety & Security Upgrades
Funds to upgrade security systems in older buildings as needed.
- Emerald Hills Elementary Replacement
modernization project to update and modernize the oldest elementary
school in the district. Eligible for state matching funds. Replacement
would improve wiring and technology infrastructure to support computers
in the classroom and modernizing all mechanical systems.
- Bonney Lake High School Improvements
Construction of a Performing Arts Center and provisions to cover the
home side of the stadium seating are under consideration as well as
updates to building security features.
Complete by Fall 2020
- Sumner High School Renovation/Expansion
Provide additional science classrooms by relocating the library, band and choir rooms. Add a commons and cafeteria, restrooms and provide additional seating in the gymnasium. Improve wiring, technology infrastructure and update security systems. Portions of the project would qualify for State matching funds.
- Mountain View Middle School Expansion
Provide additional classrooms to the current building to meet projected
enrollment needs by 2021. Anticipated Impact Fees would be used on
this project to reduce the cost to the taxpayers for the added