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The Marysville School District is committed to making sure our students have school buildings that foster academic success and are safe. The February 11, 2020 measure will help improve school safety and security and rebuild Liberty and Cascade elementary, two of our schools with the greatest facility needs. In addition, this measure:   

Each building will be replaced with efficient buildings that maximize space for learning and improve student safety.
Welcoming and inviting entrances into the schools including electronic access controls and cameras to enhance safety and security.
The outdated conditions and systems make it fiscally responsible to replace the buildings rather than invest in major improvements and upgrades.
By rebuilding our highest facility needs schools, with plans to continue improving our schools across the district in the future.

LEARN more about School funding
The Capital Levy amount would be $120M and cost taxpayers $1.93 per thousand of assessed home value for a period of 6 years. A Capital Levy is different from a bond as the levy requires 50% plus one to pass where a bond requires a 60% supermajority. The Board of Directors adopted a resolution to place the measure on the February 11, 2020 special election ballot. The resolution is a positive step forward to provide our district with the best possible chance of having the ability to replace the two schools with the greatest need. To read the detail of the Resolution adopted by the Board of Directors - click  HERE. stay tuned for more information about the Capital Levy Measure.


Why rebuild instead of remodel? 

Cascade and Liberty school buildings are so outdated it is more cost-effective to rebuild the schools rather than remodel them, according to our community facility committee. Rebuilding these schools and replacing them with safe, efficient buildings will save tax dollars over time.

In 2021 Liberty Elementary will celebrate its 70th anniversary. While the school is rich in history, having served our students well for seven decades, the structure has challenges, for example:
    - Classrooms have no doors, making it difficult to secure the space in an emergency.

    - Although safe to drink, aging galvanized pipes dispense discolored water.

    - Rebuilding the school will eliminate nine portable classrooms at the site, and add space so hallways will not need to be used for learning.

    - The existing school does not have the electrical capacity to meet the needs of today’s technology.
Cascade is nearly 70 years old and an open campus concept, which doesn’t meet today’s safety and security needs. Other items have become worn out due to the age of the building, for example:
    - Classrooms are all open with breezeways between buildings making it difficult to secure the school in the event of an emergency.

    - The building has suffered smoke and fire damage caused by outdated heating and electrical equipment.

    - The boilers are obsolete and parts are no longer available for repairs.

    - Rebuilding will eliminate five portable classrooms on the site.

    - The existing school does not have the electrical capacity to meet the needs of today’s technology.