October and November 2019
Dear parents and community members.
Great news about the Kent Schools!
We have great news to share about the Kent City Schools. In order to keep our students safe and make needed improvements to all our schools, the Kent Board of Education is putting a No New Tax Bond issue on the March 17, 2020 ballot. The bond issue would NOT raise taxes.
No New Tax Bond Issue timeline:
The Kent Board of Education authorized a Resolution of Necessity for the Bond Issue at our BOE Meeting on September 17, 2019. Then, our Board of Education authorized a Resolution to Proceed at our October 15, 2019 Board Meeting. This will place the No New Tax Bond Issue on the March 17, 2020 primary ballot.
Representatives of ThenDesign Architecture (TDA) and Hammond Construction, provided recommendations and cost estimates to the Board of Education. Both firms have extensive experience in school-related renovation projects.
The community’s support for improvements in safety and security across the district, as well as upgrades in school buildings, was evident in the results of recent surveys and focus groups. Community members were asked for feedback on a number of issues, as part of the district’s new five-year Strategic Plan. Kent residents made it clear that they saw the immediate necessity to keep students safe and maintain the community’s investment in the schools.
Coffee and Conversation with the Superintendent
Please join Superintendent George Joseph for “Coffee and Conversation” on Wednesday, October 23, at 6:00 p.m. at the Kent Free Library, 312 W Main St.
Thank you for your continued support of the Kent City Schools.
George J. Joseph
Superintendent of Schools