Elections

School district Wilkes capital bond

Issue

On May 19, 2009, voters decide on a $42 million capital bond issuance proposal by Bainbridge Island School District. The bond would pay for the reconstruction of Capt. Charles Wilkes Elementary School, the oldest of the district's three elementary schools. Included in the bond would be $9.5 million for district wide capital improvements, including roofing, paving and energy conservation projects.

Ballots will be mailed to all island residences on April 29.

Comments

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To read more about this issue see these related stories and links:

Bainbridge Island School District bond page

BISD Facilities Master Plan page

Review story: Bainbridge School District says Wilkes Elementary needs help

Review story: Bainbridge School District targets May for capital bond

Upcoming community conversations on the school bond:

"Faith in Our Community: A conversation with BISD Supt. Faith Chapel.

When: March 18, 10:15 a.m.

Where: BI Senior Citizen Community Center

Open to the public. RSVP can be directed to BISD Community Relations Coordinator Pam Keyes at pkeyes@bainbridge.wednet.edu or 780-1398. Walk-ins are welcome.

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