Federal Way school levy: Upcoming public discussions
September 25, 2012 · Updated 2:47 PM
The community is invited to learn more and share their thoughts about the November capital levy.
A public forum hosted by the school district will run 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 27 in the Federal Way High School Little Theater, 30611 16th Ave. S. (located at Pacific Highway South and South 304th Street). To learn more, visitwww.fwps.org/info/levy.
Federal Way High School students will be giving tours of the school from 5-6 p.m.. Those interested in taking part in a tour are advised to meet at the information desk located in the school's main entrance area.
City vision forum
City Vision hosts school forum: A free community education forum on the Federal Way Public Schools capital levy (for the November election), as well as the Road Map Project, will run 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at Todd Beamer High School. To learn more or register, contact (206) 462-6644 or visit www.fwcityvision.org.
About the levy
In the Nov. 6 general election, voters are being asked to approve a $60 million levy.
The money will help rebuild FWHS, improve playground equipment at Federal Way elementary schools, and help standardize the district's security camera systems.
In the Feb. 14 special election, Federal Way residents said no to the levy in a 55-45 percent split.
The remodeling of Federal Way High School is the district's top priority as far as construction projects. The district has already saved $50 million for the project, which has a total estimated cost of $110 million.
The district says this capital levy will be less costly to taxpayers because there will be no interest payments involved. The school district anticipates the tax rate for the capital levy would be 90 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value.
Leading up the November election, Federal Way Public Schools will hold forums and conversations with various sectors of the community.