Promises Kept (2004 Bond)
Our community came together in important ways to make the 2004 bond projects happen. A citizen-led committee (CFAC) studied our schools in 2003 and developed a long-range plan. Our community initially demonstrated its support by approving a $141.5 million bond measure in May 2004. Our community stepped up time and again with generous contributions of time, knowledge, and other resources to make the new schools possible. Hundreds of parents, students, teachers, support staff, and community members met together to determine everything from the schools' boundaries, educational specifications, and building design to school names, mascots, and colors.
These are the projects completed under the 2004 bond:
- Construct Little Cedars Elementary (opened fall 2007).
- Construct Glacier Peak High School (opened fall 2008).
- Snohomish High School Building D - This was the first phase of major renovation for Snohomish High School (opened October 2008).
- Parkway Campus - An existing facility was purchased and renovated to house AIM High School and other alternative programs.
Bond proposal - The 2008 bond proposal was developed by a large, representative citizens committee, and is funding Phase Two of a well-researched, comprehensive 15-year facilities plan. Voters approved the $261.6 million bond on May 20, 2008, to finance the completion of:
- Renovate Snohomish High School (work completed 2012)
- Replace Valley View Middle School (opened September 2012)
- Renovate and expand Centennial Middle School (work completed 2012)
- Replace Machias Elementary (opened January 2011)
- Replace Riverview Elementary (opened January 2011)
- Construct Snohomish Aquatic Center (opened January 2014)
- Make district-wide capital improvements
- Acquire classroom technology to improve student learning