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Bonds and Levies

In the Issaquah School District, we are very grateful to voters for their ongoing support of school operation levies and bonds. The children of our community benefit every day from the resources provided by you, the voters and taxpayers.

Why are voters asked to approve levies every two to four years?

By law, operations levies can only be proposed for a period of four years or less. Typically, school districts propose levies of two, three, or four years. After the allotted number of years, the levy expires. Voters must approve a renewal of funding, or local financial support for schools ends. Generally, the levy you are voting on simply replaces one that is about to expire.

Future Bond Ballot Initiatives

To learn about the process underway in developing a Bond initiative, visit our Bond Advisory Committee page. To learn more about different types of funding initiatives that are important parts of our funding, review the information below. 

Issaquah School District Bond Advisory Committee

Bond and Levy Announcements

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The Issaquah School District is asking voters to consider a $642.3 million bond measure on the November General Election ballot. If approved, the funding would be used to upgrade safety and security districtwide, for projects that will increase efficiency and modernize our schools and facilities districtwide, to complete the fourth high school and to expand our career preparation programs districtwide. We are seeking volunteers to serve on the "pro" and "con" committees. Details enclosed.

Read More about District Seeks Pro/Con Committee Members for November Bond Measure
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Voters in the Issaquah School District will have the opportunity to weigh in on a bond measure this fall that would fund improvements across the district. The proposed bond projects would help ensure all students have access to quality facilities, expand options for students so they are prepared to succeed and have a wide range of possible career paths when they graduate, and to make safety and security upgrades districtwide. The School Board voted unanimously to place a $642.3 million bond measure on the November General Election ballot.

Read More about School Board Approves Construction Bond Measure
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The members of the district’s Bond Advisory Committee recommended a bond package to the superintendent that incorporates districtwide projects to improve safety and security, meet the requirements of the Clean Buildings Act, modernize buildings, and support secondary needs including innovation, Career and Technical Education (CTE) remodeling and overcrowding. The total scenario would cost about $650.2 million, if the superintendent proposes the full package to the School Board. 

Read More about Advisory Committee Recommends Bond Package to Superintendent