On February 11, 2014, the Clarkston School District placed a $38 million Capital Improvements Bond to renovate Clarkston High School (Charles Francis Adams High) on the election ballot. Voters did not approve this bond during the February 2014 election.
Below is a list of commonly asked questions about bonds. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Superintendent's Office at 509.758.2531.
What is a Bond?
A bond pays for capital projects, such as new school construction, remodels, technology upgrades, and land purchases. Bond funds CANNOT be used for bus maintenance, instructional materials, teacher or administrative salaries.
How is a bond different than a levy?
Bonds are for Building. Funds from bonds can only be used for construction or renovation of buildings, major repairs, and land purchases; they cannot be used for basic education. Bond funds are generally collected over a 15 to 20-year period (similar to a home mortgage).
Levies are for Learning. Levies make up the difference between funding from the state and federal government and the actual cost of operating a school district. Levies pay for teaching materials and equipment, bus transportation, building improvements, such as carpet replacement and interior painting, and vocational, athletic, drama, special education, and gifted programs. Levy funds are typically collected over a two to four-year time period and must be renewed (similar to a magazine subscription).
How do I register to vote?
There are several ways to register to vote. You may register at any school office or at the Asotin County Auditor’s Office located at 135 2nd Street in Asotin. Registration is also available online at www.sos.wa.gov/elections.