The Clover Park Education Association is proud to endorse the Clover Park School District bond proposal to come before voters on February 9th. The bond improves the schools that serve our children while maintaining a level tax rate. There is an immediate need to rebuild the 52 year-old Hudtloff Middle School. It does not meet current safety, electrical or building code standards. In addition, it is costly to maintain and energy inefficient. Oakwood/Southgate Elementary School will be consolidated and rebuilt due to aging buildings and safety issues associated with the McChord Flight Zone and Railroad tracks, respectfully. Building a new Harrison Prep Academy in partnership with Clover Park Technical College is a vital part of the bond package. The bond will provide students with a much-needed facility of their own, a 6th through 12th grade school that focuses on high academic rigor and accountability. The partnership with the technical college to share facilities and resources, saves tax dollars. This Bond saves taxpayer dollars in the long run. The school consolidation will save at least $300,000 in annual operations costs. Over the life of the project, that means the district will save more than $7.5 million- money that could go directly back into the classroom.
Sam Fitzgerald, President
Clover Park Education Association