Edmonds School Board Oct. 24 to review $120 million capital levy proposal, school construction bond

Update to clarify there are two separate measures the board is considering Oct. 24.

The Edmonds School Board at its Tuesday, Oct. 24 meeting will be reviewing a proposed replacement technology/capital levy for $120 million over four years.

The board will also be reviewing a proposed 2024 school construction bond.

You can find more details at go.boarddocs.com/wa/edmonds/Board.nsf/Public

In addition, the board is scheduled to review the results of Spring’s Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA). The assessment is a standardized test consortium that creates Common Core State Standards-aligned tests to be used in several states. 

Items for approval on the consent agenda include revised pay rates for classified substitutes and hourly pay, effective Nov. 9, 2023, out-of-area assignments for certificated staff, and memorandums of understanding for employee benefits.

Also scheduled for approval is the Interlocal Cooperation Agreement between Everett Community College and Edmonds School District for the College in the High School Program for 2023-2024.

The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24 at the district educational services center, 20420 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood. You can view the meeting agenda here.

— By Rick Sinnett

  1. It is important for the Edmonds School District to ask local voters to support their schools since Washington State does not provide all the funding needed for things like re-building old schools and providing a lot of Technology tools for students to learn. I have lived in this school district for 30 years and see how this school district is one of the best ones in the state of Washington. That helps us keep the value of our houses up since many people are like me and like living here with my kids and grandkids that benefit from good schools.

    1. Couldn’t agree more. On top of that, these schools were built before energy conservation and campus safety were major concerns, so they’re poorly insulated and full of asbestos, while full of security flaws that should be remediated. Edmonds School district has stretched the life expectancy of these buildings as long as was fiscally responsible, and now we can pay it forward by giving these students modern, safe facilities that will provide our children with the support they deserve for generations.

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