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Battle Ground Public Schools to host Bond Information Nights

Events to provide details, answer questions and receive input from the community

BATTLE GROUND — Battle Ground Public Schools will host three events to provide details, answer questions and receive input from the community about projects included in Proposition 3, the district’s school construction and renovation bond that will be on the Feb. 13, 2018 ballot.

The first event will be a Bond Information Night on Wed., Jan. 10 at 6:00 p.m. at Maple Grove K-8 in Battle Ground. At this event, school district administrators will present information about the bond and answer questions.

Designs for Battle Ground's new schools will be based on the district's prototypical school design. Photo courtesy of Battle Ground Public Schools
Designs for Battle Ground’s new schools will be based on the district’s prototypical school design. Photo courtesy of Battle Ground Public Schools

The remaining events will be Community Input Forums where the public is invited to drop in anytime during the event. Representatives from LSW Architects will attend the forums, where stations will be set up for each of the individual proposed projects. Participants will be able to get information, ask questions, and provide input regarding the plans and features of the proposed projects.

All members of the community are invited to these public events, which will be held:

  • Bond Information Night: January 10 at Maple Grove K-8, 6:00 p.m.
  • Community Input Forum: January 17 at Laurin Middle School, from 3:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Community Input Forum: January 23 at Amboy Middle School, from 3:30-7:30 p.m.

If approved, the bond projects would be eligible for up to $61.6 million in matching funds from the state for construction assistance. The local cost of the bond is $224.9 million, and collections would begin in 2019. It is estimated that property owners in the district will see a decrease in their total schools tax rate in 2019 compared to what they pay in 2017. It is projected that property owners will pay two cents less per $1,000 of assessed property value for all school taxes in 2019 than in 2017.

More information about the bond initiative is available at www.battlegroundps.org/bond.

Information provided by Battle Ground Public Schools.

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