Funds would improve facilities, better utilize others still in use
We moved to Issaquah in 1994 for its public schools, location and sense of community. Our kids are in middle and high school now, and we still congratulate ourselves for that smart decision.
Issaquah will be even better with the April school bond. It’s a timely investment in our schools that tackles several key issues.
One issue is Issaquah Middle School, an open campus built in 1955 with the high heating bills to prove it. The bond offers a thoughtful, coordinated plan to rebuild IMS next to the high school (perfect!), reuse part of the IMS campus to build a larger Clark Elementary School, and reuse a separate part of IMS to house Tiger Mountain Community High and enable it to support new career and tech programs.
With all the stretching of school dollars, I also appreciate that the bond addresses significant maintenance needs in our school buildings so these needs won’t pull dollars from our classrooms. We can gain all this and more, and watch our property tax rate decrease thanks to being in a school district that is a careful steward of tax money.
The school bond is a great opportunity for Issaquah. Please vote yes!
Camille Vaska, Parent volunteer, Issaquah public schools