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Supporters of Peninsula Schools' $50 Million Capital Projects Levy Holding Informational Meetings

Article Courtesy Tacoma News Tribune Brent Champaco (Editor) , September 10, 2013 at 01:24 AM

If passed, the four-year measure would pay for a new elementary school in Gig Harbor North and replacing Artondale Elementary.

A group that's formally supporting the Peninsula School District's proposed $50 million capital projects levy is holding a series of informational meetings over the coming days for people who want to find out more.

Harlan Gallinger with the Campaign For Peninsula Students 2013 says he wants to share information with voters so they get all the facts leading up to the Nov. 5 vote.

If passed, the four-year measure would pay for a new elementary school in Gig Harbor North and replacing Artondale Elementary.

Other improvements include upgrading the district's technological infrastructure, school safety and possibly replacing turf fields at Peninsula and Gig Harbor Highs, as well as Harbor Ridge Middle School.

The levy would generate $12.5 million a year over four years, and it would add about $1.40 per $1,000 assessed value to the tax rate.

Here is the schedule:

· Sept. 10: Purdy Elementary Library, 7 p.m.

· Sept. 11: Key Peninsula Middle School Library, 7 p.m.

· Sept. 12: Artondale Elementary Library, 5 p.m.

· Sept. 12: Gig Harbor High Library, 7 p.m.

· Sept. 17: Kopachuck Middle School Library, 7 p.m.

· Sept. 18 Evergreen Elementary Library, 6 p.m.

· Sept. 18: Goodman Middle School Library, 7 p.m.

· Sept. 24: Voyager Elementary Library, 7 p.m.

· Sept. 25: Harbor Heights Elementary Library, 7 p.m.

· Sept. 26: Minter Creek Elementary Library, 7 p.m.

· Oct. 1: Discovery Elementary Library, 7 p.m.

· Oct. 2: Vaughn Elementary Library 7, p.m.

· Oct. 3: Harbor Ridge Middle School Library, 7 p.m.