By voting in support of the upcoming levy renewals for the Bainbridge Island School District, you are making an investment in the future of our youth and our community. It also happens that it’s a sound financial investment.
The Bainbridge Island School District enjoys very high bond ratings from Moody’s Investors Service (Aa2 underlying and Aa1 enhanced by the State School Bond Guaranty Program). There are only eight Washington school districts with higher Moody’s ratings and those are large metro districts with significantly larger tax bases. (The smallest of these, Mercer Island, has a tax base of $12 billion, nearly double that of BISD’s $6.9 billion.)
Moody’s views the strong voter support for programs and operations levies and tech levies as a credit strength. Historical passage rates exceeding 70% make BISD stand out among its peers as having an exceptionally supportive community. Also, BISD has a history of excellent performance managing capital projects on or under budgets.
Vote YES on February 14 to renew the EP&O Levy and the Tech Levy. Send your ballot in today!
For more information, including details about the proposed tax rates for the levy renewals, visit BIPSS.org. To endorse the levies, click here.
—Bainbridge Island Public Schools Supporters, BIPSS.org