The Pioneer School Board held a community meeting Tuesday to hear input from the public on the three options the District has when it comes to paying for students to attend Shelton High School and how to pay for the District’s estimated portion of the upcoming renovations to the high school. The options are:
- Ask voters to approve a levy or bond to pay the $4.5 million which would increase taxes approximately 72 cents per $1000 of assessed property value;
- Annex into the Shelton School District which is estimated to increase property taxes by $2.24 per $1000;
- Establish another high school in cooperation with the Hood Canal School District which would mean asking voters to approve a new bond – estimated property tax increase of $1.00 per $1000.
Close to 100 people attended the meeting to hear the options, ask questions, voice their concerns, and provide their input to the school board.