• 2018 ASD Bond  ‌

    Anchorage voters will consider the 2018 school bond on the April 3 ballot. Voting this year is by mail and ballots must be postmarked no later than Election Day, April 3, 2018. The bond package proposals pay for school building roof replacements, roof improvements, fire suppression, seismic, safety, and code upgrades, and school planning and design at 15 schools.


    Impact to taxpayers

     

    Estimated potential $5.93 per $100,000 of assessed property valuation due to bond debt retirement of $56.5 million in 2017-18

     



     

    $50.6 Million ASD School Bond Proposal

    Work will extend the service of the buildings to the community for 25+ years

     

    View the bond project list

     

    Roof replacements: $29.8 million

    • Mears Middle
    • Birchwood ABC Elementary
    • Homestead Elementary
    • Ptarmigan Elementary
    • North Star Elementary

    Roof improvements: $3.5 million

    • Kincaid Elementary
    • Northern Lights ABC
    • Bowman Elementary
    • Trailside Elementary
    • Russian Jack Elementary
    • Kasuun Elementary
    • Lake Hood Elementary

    Fire suppression, seismic, safety, and code upgrades: $17.3 million

    • Abbott Loop Elementary
    • Service High
    • East High (Including planning and design to address safety improvements in the academic and pool areas)

    Budgeting for maintenance work

    ASD has more than 7.7 million square feet in facilities and budgets nearly $21 million for annual building maintenance and preventive maintenance. A quality school’s functional life, without major renewal, ranges from 30 to 50 years. However, for 92 schools and other operations facilities, additional funds are required to update major components as many schools were built during the population boom of the 1960s and 1970s.