Capital Projects Levy

The Facilities and Technology Capital Projects Levy measure has been approved, thanks to North Kitsap voters! This levy will result in approximately $10 million per year of capital project revenue at roughly $1.26/$1,000 assessed property value.

The Community Facilities Advisory Committee and District have made a deliberate effort to ensure that the tax rate of this levy stays at a steady pace and is at or slightly below the expiring bond that voters approved in 2001. The bond expired in 2018.

2018-2022 Capital Projects

Check out our progress on capital projects funded through the Capital Projects Levy!

Capital Project Updates

What is a Capital Levy?

Capital Levies provide funding for items that require more money to acquire, improve, or maintain school buildings and technology solutions. The state does not fund capital improvements for school districts. Washington school districts must rely on local, voter-approved funding to maintain and improve school buildings and technology.

What will the Capital Levy Fund be?

North Kitsap School District is facing facility needs critical to providing safe and secure learning environments for our students. The majority of our school facilities are over 24 years old. When the economy took a significant downturn, the district faced the difficult decision to either cut programs and people or deferred maintenance. Keeping schedules and people intact was the right thing to do at the time. We can no longer put off the critical needs of our school facilities. The capital levy will address needs at every location in the district.

Capital levy funding has been broken into four key areas:

  • Health, Comfort, Safety, and Facility Infrastructure
  • Security
  • Technology - Refresh and Infrastructure for the future
  • Additional Classrooms to address class size - these needs will be addressed holistically across the district

Below are three tiers of facility needs that will be handled with the passage of the Capital Levy. Tier one is the most critical need we face.

View each school's priority list.

TIER 1
PROJECT ESTIMATED COST
HVAC with Updated Control Panels (Wolfle, Gordon, Vinland, Kingston Middle, Poulsbo Middle - mechanical retrofits, Breidablik*) $9.8 million
Roof Replacement/Repair (Gordon, Pearson, NKHS, Poulsbo Elem, Suquamish, Vinland, Wolfle, PAL, Support Center, Breidablik*) $4.5 million
Technology Upgrades - all sites $4.5 million
Fire Alarm Systems - all sites $3.7 million
Access Control System (proximity card entry, lockdown capability - all sites) $1.2 million
Intercom System - all sites $1.2 million
Vinland Elementary - sewer hook up $380,000
NKHS Gym HVAC $195,000
ADA repairs at NKHS and KHS $127,000
Poulsbo Middle School safety rail on rooftop unit 10 $50,000
TOTAL: (Estimated costs based on 2017 estimates plus adjustments for inflation. 2018 elections collect taxes in 2019) $25 million

*Breidablik HVAC and roof replacement depend on several factors, including facility condition assessment and class size funding. A final decision will be vetted through the Community Facilities Advisory Committee.

TIER 2
PROJECT ESTIMATED COST
Turf Replacement (KHS, NKHS, Strawberry Field) $3.9 million
Technology Infrastructure - all sites $2.6 million
Field Improvements (NKHS, KHS, Poulsbo Middle, Kingston Middle) $1.9 million
Parking Lots and Traffic Pattern Improvements $1.3 million
Pool and Auditorium Upgrades $950,000
Portable Replacements (NKHS, Poulsbo Middle, Suquamish) $853,000
Playgrounds at all elementary schools $650,000
Transportation wash system and vehicle hoist $390,000
Portable Ramps (Gordon, Vinland, NKHS, PMS) $175,000
Walk-in Cooler at Poulsbo Middle for Food and Nutrition Services cold storage $45,000
TOTAL: (Estimated costs based on 2017 estimates plus adjustments for inflation. 2018 elections collect taxes in 2019) $14.9 million

Tier 1 and 2 need equal 40 million dollars.

TIER 3
PROJECT ESTIMATED COST
Design drawing package for future modernization projects $2 million
Repair and seal coat tracks at NKHS, KHS, Poulsbo Middle, and Kingston Middle $660,000
Electronic Signs (reader boards ) - All elementary and middle schools $394,000
Grounds Equipment $364,000
Hydraulic Bleachers at Kingston Middle School $325,000
Exterior Bleachers - all sites $209,000
Parking lot lighting upgrades $112,600
Repair and seal coat tennis courts at NKHS and KHS $87,000
Stairs and railing at Pearson Elementary $24,000
Washer for NKHS Athletics $20,000
Roll-up window replacement at Wolfle $15,000

How were these funding priorities and amounts decided?

  • A Community Facilities Advisory Committee met for nearly two months, reviewed the district's needs, and provided their recommendation based on professional analysis. The committee recommended a $40 million capital levy and identified all needs as critical. The committee also recommended a full Facilities Condition Assessment be completed.
  • District Personnel provided the tiered ranking of projects to clarify the most urgent need.
  • Projects may be re-prioritized pending the full Facilities Condition Assessment and/or emergent issues.
  • Facilities Condition Assessment and Community Facilities Advisory Committee will provide ongoing guidance for spending capital levy dollars.