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1 Yelm Community Schools 2015

2  We are at a critical need for safety/security upgrades, more classroom space, and building improvements. ◦ Student growth: 850 students since 2003 = two schools ◦ Projected growth: 900+ students by ◦ Safety, security and technology needs have changed dramatically ◦ Low interest rates will make this investment more affordable ◦ All major construction projects are eligible for state assistance funds, stretching local dollars further ◦ Longer we wait the more costly and greater deterioration of our older schools

3  ALL schools will receive enhanced security such as: ◦ Improved access control ◦ Automatic door locks ◦ Security cameras ◦ Perimeter fencing ◦ School-specific projects

4  Rebuild and enlarge on current site  Enhanced security features  Systems improvement, HVAC, electrical, traffic flow  Instructional improvements to classrooms  Enhanced parking and fields for school and community use  Developed with plan for future expansion

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6  Rebuild and enlarge on current site  Enhanced security features  Improved systems (internal/external)  Improved traffic circulation, parking  Instructional improvements to classrooms  Designed with future growth in mind  Enhanced fields for school and community use

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8  Modernize ◦ Enhanced Security  Controlled access, classroom doors, fencing, etc. ◦ Internal Systems  HVAC, electrical, technology, plumbing, flooring ◦ External Systems  Traffic circulation, parking, safety ◦ Improved playfields for school and community use

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10  Build on YCS land next to Yelm High School  Alleviate overcrowding at all elementary schools  Increase access to CTE, performing arts, advanced classes, student leadership programs  Better coordination of graduation credits  Improve successful transition to high school  Improve traffic circulation and fields

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12  Six elementary schools become K-5  Two middle schools become 6-8  9 th grade campus adjacent to YHS ◦ Advantages  Gain space in all elementary schools  Allows for better curriculum alignment  Allows for band to be introduced at 5 th grade  Counselors able to focus smaller range of developmental issues

13  Projected Local Cost :$53.9 million  State Assistance Funds:$36 million  Total Construction Funds (approx.):$90 million  Tax Increase (approx.) $0.92 per $1000 assessed value starting in 2016 $184 per year ($15.33 per month) for a home valued at $200,000  Cost savings Already own the land, major projects eligible for state funds, building plan utilizes current structures during construction

14  New Yelm Middle School open Fall 2017 ◦ 6th grade moved to middle schools  New 9th Grade Campus open Fall 2017  New Southworth Elementary open Fall 2018  Modernized Prairie Elementary open Fall 2019  Old YMS demolished August 2019

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