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Kings Voters Approve Bond Issue

Posted on: March 20, 2024

The Kings Community approved a $142 million bond issue on Tuesday’s Primary Election. This critical funding will allow Kings to construct a cutting-edge high school to meet current and future educational needs and address enrollment growth throughout the school district.   

"This new high school will allow us to solve our current and future capacity needs throughout the district while forging new pathways for personalized, future-driven learning," said Superintendent, Greg Sears. 

At its core, the new high school will be designed around the district's "Power 5 Future Skills" – critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, collaboration, and career readiness. Every aspect of the building will be focused on providing the students with modern spaces that will foster opportunities to maximize their academic, artistic, and athletic potential and prepare them for life beyond the walls of the district.

The bond issue also allocates funds for an addition at Columbia Intermediate School and other improvements throughout the district. This expansion will help alleviate overcrowding and accommodate the district's growing enrollment numbers in the elementary grade levels.  

"Our children deserve the absolute best environments to explore their interests and prepare for success after graduation," said Kings Board President, Stacie Belfrom. "With this bond issue passing, we can now alleviate overcrowding and create dynamic spaces purposely built for engaged academic learning, creative exploration in the arts, and elite athletic training and competition."

Over the coming months, the district will conduct comprehensive site engineering and analysis to determine the most cost-effective solutions for bringing this exceptional high school to life. Throughout design and construction, Kings will maintain a regular cadence of community updates and engagement sessions.

"Our commitment is to keep our community closely involved and informed every step of the way," said Sears.  “We want them to stay invested as we make this vision a reality and we will ensure the new high school reflects the innovative, future-focused spirit of this incredible community."

Initial estimates have the construction slated to begin in early 2025, with doors opening during the 2027-2028 school year.