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Bond and Levy History

Review the history of Puyallup School District bonds and levies from 1988 to 2022. This chart includes the election dates, the dollar amounts, the type of issue and the intent, whether the issue passed or failed, and the percent of Yes votes.

DATE

PROP.

$ AMOUNT

LENGTH

TYPE

Pass/Fail

% YES

Feb. 1988

Prop. 1

$17,055,000

 

M & O Levy

P

73.07%

Feb. 1988

Prop. 2

$22,000,000

 

Bonds (four elem. schools, sites, portable classrooms, other capital improvements)

P

70.19%

Feb. 1990

 

$19.691,854

 

M & O Levy

P

64.10%

Sept. 1990

 

$25,300,000

 

Bonds (elem. schools, jhs, central kitchen, sites, other capital improvements)

F

58.20%

May 1991

 

$49,810,000

 

Bonds (elem., jhs, central kitchen, sites, modernize PHS, new Woodland, other capital improvements)

P

63.00%

Feb. 1992

Prop. 1

$25,600,000

 

M & O Levy

P

74.80%

Feb. 1992

Prop. 2

$25,600,000

 

Bonds (elem., jhs, central kitchen, sites, other capital improvements)

F

52.70%

Feb. 1992

Prop. 3

$7,200,000

 

Capital Projects Levy (technology/instructional computers)

P

74.84%

Feb. 1994

Prop. 1

$35,385,000

 

M & O Levy

Not Validated

69.10%

Feb. 1994

Prop. 2

$118,300,000

 

Bonds (new high school, EJHS and Stewart Elem., improve RHS & BJHS, other capital improvements)

F

57.63%

April 1994

 

$35,385,000

 

M & O Levy

P

60.67%

Feb. 1996

 

$36,000,000

 

M & O Levy

P

63.20%

May 1996

Prop. 1

$40,550,000

 

Bonds (remodel Maplewood & Northwood, new EJHS, improve KJHS & RHS)

Not Validated

69.06%

May 1996

Prop. 2

$44,570,000

 

Bonds (new high school)

F

58.52%

May 1996

Prop. 3

$8,218,167

(redirect)

Proposition No. 3 required no additional taxes

P

67.23%

March 1997

 

$76,920,000

 

Bonds (new high school & EJHS, remodel RHS & BJHS, other capital improvements)

P

63.08%

Feb. 1998

Prop. 1

$39,300,000

 

M & O Levy

P

63.35%

Feb. 1998

Prop. 2

$7,200,000

6 year

Capital Levy for Technology

F

59.46%

April 1998

 

$7,200,000

6 year

Capital Levy for Technology

F

57.85%

Feb. 1999

 

$6,700,000

5 year

Capital Levy for Technology

F

54.24%

April 1999

 

$6,700,000

5 year

Capital Levy for Technology

F

55.00%

March 2000

Prop. 1

$43,600,000

 

M & O Levy

P

60.48%

March 2000

Prop. 2

$1,850,000

2 year

Pupil Transportation Vehicle Levy

P

61.73%

May 2001

 

$89,900,000

 

Bonds (new elem, new jhs, modernization package)

F

50.59%

Feb. 2002

 

$108,500,000

4 year

M & O Levy

F

59.18%

April 2002

 

$108,500,000

4 year

M & O Levy

P

68.49%

Feb. 2004

 

$198,500,000

 

Bonds (new jhs, two new elem. schools, remodel Aylen & Kalles, Meeker remodel, other capital improvements and technology)

P

60.73%

Feb. 2006

 

$145,400,000

4 year

School Programs & Operation Levy

P

66.64%

Feb. 2007

 

$259,500,000

 

Bonds (new elem. school, ERHS and PHS additions, replace Firgrove, Northwood, and Spinning, Sparks Stadium improvements, health and safety improvements, other capital improvements and technology)

F

58.08%

May 2007

 

$259,500,000

 

Bonds (new elem. school, ERHS and PHS additions, replace Firgrove, Northwood, and Spinning, Sparks Stadium improvements, health and safety improvements, other capital improvements and technology)

F

59.15%

March 2009

 

$257,000,000

 

Bonds (new elem. School, replace Firgrove, Spinning, and Waller Road, additions to ERHS and PHS, upgrade elementary lunch service, build RHS practice gym and performing arts

storage)

F

48.07%

March 2009

 

$57,000,000

6 year

Capital Levy (Increase bandwidth, replace student and staff computers, improve school bus check-in system, seismic upgrades at several schools, improve wheelchair accessibility, provide building lifecycle improvements)

F

47.82%

Feb. 2010

 

$183,000,000

4 year

School Programs and Operation Levy

P

70.05%

Feb. 2013

 

$279,600,000

 

Bonds - Capital Improvement and School Construction General Obligation Bonds

F

55.49%

Feb. 2014

Prop. 1

$207,100,000

4 year

Replacement of Educational Programs, Maintenance and Operations Levy

P

66.81%

Feb. 2014

Prop. 2

$46,000,000

6 year

Capital Improvements and Technology Upgrades Levy

P

63.57%

Nov. 2015

 

$292,500,000

 

Bonds (replace Firgrove, Northwood, and Sunrise elementary schools with larger elementary schools, build a new elementary school on 144th St. near 80th Ave., and remodel and expand Pope Elementary)

In 2015, the balance of Capital Improvement Levy funds was rolled into the 2015 bond.

P

68.26%

Feb. 2018

 

$135,500,000

4 year

Replacement of Educational Programs and Operations Levy

P

69.41%

Nov. 2019

 

$273,000,000

 

Bond (Safety and security upgrades, additions, and remodels to ERHS, PHS, RHS, and WHS.

F

53.15%

Nov. 2020

 

$37,000,000

2 year

Educational Programs and Operations Supplemental Levy

P

58.61%

Feb. 2022

Prop. 1

$267,050,000

4 year

Educational Programs and Operations Supplemental Levy

P

50.23%

Feb. 2022

Prop. 2

$124,998,000

6 year

Capital Projects Levy

F

48.5%

Nov. 2022

Prop. 1

$125,000,000

6 year

Capital Projects and Technology Levy

F

49.76%

Feb. 2024 Prop. 1 $175,000,000 6 year Capital Projects and Technology Levy TBD