Funding for school construction, facility improvements, and property purchases mostly comes from local voters through bond elections. This is separate from the district’s general fund and by law, cannot be used for day-to-day operations or to address budget shortfalls.
Learn all about our ongoing facilities projects here.
Learn about our 2013 bond here.
Learn about our 2018 bond here.
Our schools cannot rely on the federal and state government to adequately fund a high quality education for our local children. These levies provide critical basic funding to help cover budget cuts and shortfalls from state and federal funding.
Voters approved two replacement levies in February 2016. Theses were not new levies, but will replace levies that expire in 2016. The levies pay for nearly 25 percent of education in Bellingham Public Schools as well as technology, which is not funded by the state.
Learn more about our Technology Levy
Learn more about our School Bus Levy