Facts & Information

NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOL REPLACEMENTS OR MAJOR RENOVATIONS

  • 8 replacements or major renovations of aged and deteriorating neighborhood schools: Lowell Elementary (1949), Downing Elementary (1948), Bryant Montessori (1960), Fawcett Elementary (1950), Skyline Elementary (1962), Whittier Elementary (1962), Hunt Middle School Phase II (1957) and Oakland High School (1912) 

  • Average age of replacement or renovation schools: 69 years old

  • Preservation of historic portions of neighborhood schools

IMPROVED SCHOOL ENVIRONMENTS FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING

  • Fix or replace leaky or deteriorating roofs

  • Up-to-date classrooms, technology infrastructure, and science labs*

  • Upgrade classroom technology, online digital media instruction, bulletin boards*

  • Fix or replace aging school boilers, elevators, and bathroom facilities

  • Replace portable classrooms with permanent classrooms (Bryant, Downing, Oakland, Lowell)

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) upgrades to preserve and improve accessibility

SCHOOL SAFETY, SECURITY AND HEALTH UPGRADES

  • Basic Life Safety, 911 Emergency communications, fire alarm and sprinkler systems

  • Heating, electrical, mechanical and plumbing upgrades to maintain clean air and safe water

  • Controlled school entry and access, security cameras, card readers and intercom systems

  • Seismic and structural upgrades for earthquake safety*

  • Improved play areas, playfields and athletic facilities to meet safety standards

OTHER BASIC IMPROVEMENTS TO PRESERVE NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOLS

  • Exterior building repairs and improvements to prevent weather or mold damage

  • Repair aged and deteriorating brick walls, facades and masonry

  • Replace worn out flooring in classrooms or common areas

  • Paint and update deteriorated walls in classrooms and other school areas

  • Update with energy-efficient lighting* and window replacements

  • Install solar energy panels for long-term savings*

  • Energy management systems to save energy and money

COST

Proposition 1 is a $535 million bond measure. If Proposition 1 passes, the cost for the average Tacoma home will increase $6.79 per month ($81.48 annually) for Tacoma schools.

*Included at only the 8 replacement or major renovation schools

Paid For by:

Tacoma Citizens for Schools

919 South 9th Street

Tacoma, WA 98405

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