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Thank you, voters!

A message from Superintendent Graff


Thank you for your unwavering support of public education and the Anchorage School District’s bond proposal. Thank you for understanding the need to keep our schools in good shape and functional for decades to come.  Continue reading »


Your vote affirms the district is on the right track in its efforts to put forward responsible, needs-based projects. I know these school improvements will make a positive difference for our students and our community.

As superintendent, I will remain committed to ensuring that these bond projects are responsibly managed, so that when they’re completed, the schools will make everyone proud.

Thank you for your support and continued investment in our students, schools and community.

Ed Graff
Superintendent


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Read an update on the projects your approved school bonds have supported.

$59.3 million bond to improve 8 schools

The 2015 municipal election ballot included one Anchorage School District bond proposition. The $59.3 million bond package was approved for the ballot by the Anchorage Assembly in November (item 14HY) and approved by voters during the April 7 municipal election. View ASD Memorandum #46: Approval of FY 2014-2015 Bond Proposal here.

Detailed information about each project may be found by visiting the ASD Facilities page. Improvements to Mountain View and Rabbit Creek Elementary began in the summer of 2015, and improvements to Turnagain and Gladys Wood Elementary will begin in the summer of 2016.



 

Elementary schools (4)

Four elementary schools will receive significant renovation to extend the life of the buildings. These projects qualify to be reimbursed by the state for 60 percent of the costs:

 

‌     Gladys Wood

 

$17.8 million

 

 ‌    Turnagain

 

 $15 million

 

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How the school will be affected:

    • 82% of the facility will be renovated
    • 13% of the facility will be expanded
    • 5% of the facility will receive minor renovation

 

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How the school will be affected:

    • 90% of the facility will be renovated
    • 3% of the facility will be expanded
    • 7% of the facility will receive minor renovation
   
   
   

 ‌    Mountain View

 

 $13 million

‌     Rabbit Creek

 

$11.5 million

 

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How the school will be affected:

    • 77% of the facility will be renovated
    • 23% of the facility will receive minor renovation

 

 

Read the objectives »

How the school will be affected:

    • 79% of the facility will be renovated
    • 2% of the facility will be expanded
    • 19% of the facility will receive minor renovation
   

 

 

Additional proposed projects (4)

Four additional schools that have emerging needs also have projects on this school bond. These project qualify to be reimbursed by the state for 60 percent of the costs.

 

Right arrowWest High School

 

 

 

Right arrowFire Lake Elementary

 

 

Roof soffit in pool area

Roof replacement

   
   

Right arrowEast High School

 

 


Right arrowInlet View Elementary

 

 

Bus loop

Domestic water supply


Paying off debt

Calculator$279.4 million paid off in the last five years

 

The district has paid off $279.4 million of bond debt between fiscal years 2011 and 2015. In the next five years, the district will be paying off an additional $274.5 million. That's approximately $56.9 million each year.

 

 

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Ed Graff, Superintendent

5530 E. Northern Lights Blvd.

Anchorage, Alaska 99504