A Note From the Superintendent
Hello FWPS Parents, Families and Community,
The bond has passed. Our work together as a school district and community has culminated in the passage of the bond that will directly impact the 23,000 children in Federal Way Public Schools. I can’t tell you how grateful and appreciative I am for the incredible support this community provided to this effort.
I want to take the time to share with you some exciting news about the FWPS bond proposition placed on the Nov. 7, 2017 ballot. As of Wednesday, Nov. 15, the latest King County Elections Office results show the current pass rate is 61.94 percent.
What is even more exciting is that we are now joining the ranks of surrounding districts and communities who have chosen to invest in modernizing their schools. We know this investment in infrastructure will enhance our abilities to accomplish the big, bold goals in our strategic plan. By extension, our scholars will have greater success.
The bond addresses aging, deteriorating facilities, overcrowding at elementary schools, and enhanced safety and security districtwide. The Federal Way Public Schools bond:
- Benefits all schools and is fiscally responsible.
- Offers more capacity at our elementary schools and reduces overcrowding.
- Supports modernized, technology-rich learning environments to prepare scholars for college and career.
- Expands early learning opportunities, specifically preschool.
- Offers another K–8 school in another area of the district.
- Increases home values with modernized schools.
- Increases local job opportunities in construction industry as part of school construction and modernization.
With the bond’s passage, our next step is to engage our school communities with the planning and design of the new schools. The district will have a project timeline in place and will have a robust process to include stakeholder voice including our students, staff, parents, and community. Stay tuned and check out our website for updates at www.fwps.org/bond.
Finally, we want to thank each of you for all of your support. We did it! And now the work begins to modernize our schools for our scholars and staff.
Tammy Campbell, Ed.D.