Vashon Island School District

To equip every student to engage, thrive, and contribute within an ever-changing world.

Capital Facilities Bond Proposition Overview


In February 2016, Vashon voters rejected a $27 million bond to repair and upgrade facilities throughout the school district. In response to that defeat, the school board drastically scaled back its proposal to include $9.9 million in the highest priority projects.

To reduce the size of the bond proposal, the school board was guided by three related principles:

  • Balance the goals of improving facilities for our students and staff and holding down taxes for our neighbors.

  • Extend the life of existing facilities when we can do so by making relatively small investments.

  • Minimize environmental impact and maximize flexibility of use when we build or substantially remodel district facilities.

The less costly proposal, which will come to voters for an April 25 special election, would accomplish the following:

  1. Repair, replace, and improve portions of Chautauqua Elementary School, McMurray Middle School, and Student/FamilyLink facilities.

  2. Replace the 50-year old Vashon Island High School cinder track and the playing field within it.

  3. Construct a new maintenance shop and repurpose the district’s oldest buildings for storage.

Under this proposal, annual taxes on a $500,000 home would increase by less than $5 per month.


Prop School Dist Improvements