Building schools…Building futures…Lifting Longview
Projects for every school
It is vitally important that the voters approve the Longview School District’s Facilities Bond. Doing so will allow the district to address its most urgent needs (as identified by its Facilities Advisory Committee). Replacement of Mint Valley and Northlake elementary schools (which have been rated as poor in physical condition and functional adequacy) will expand elementary permanent capacity, permitting elimination of most portables and accommodation of state-mandated lower class sizes. With interest rates still at low levels, this is a prime time to replace worn-out schools, rather than wasting money on temporary fixes.
Safety and security will be enhanced at all district sites, with improved security at entrances, additional security cameras, better lighting and additional fencing. Upgrades of vocational facilities at both high schools will create an excellent environment for career and technical education. Memorial Stadium will be renovated, with a synthetic turf field and new track. The bond will also pay for major repair projects throughout the district.
It has been 18 years since the district passed any bond, and 25 years since it passed an elementary school bond. Previous generations did a great job of providing Longview with good school facilities. Now it’s time for us to carry on that tradition. Constructing 21st century schools will give our students a strong start and help make Longview a district of choice for families and staff. It’s time to invest in our kids and community: building schools, building futures and lifting Longview. Please vote YES for Longview’s school bond!