Prop. 1 Facts & Information

February 13, 2024 Election

Students at ground breaking event

Proposition 1 invests in our neighborhood schools, benefitting the entire community by making sure children receive the best education in the safest environments we can give them.

Neighborhood School Improvements and Safety Upgrades

Replace or renovate 11 aged and deteriorating neighborhood schools.

Repairing roofs and mechanical upgrades so buildings last longer, saving money in the long run.

Projects range from early learning, career and technical education, and post-secondary preparation.

Improvements to aging plumbing and HVAC systems, ADA improvements, security cameras, fire alarms and sprinklers.


If Proposition 1 is approved by voters, the increased cost to the average Tacoma homeowner would be $7.53 per month or $90 a year (comparing the average home values and tax rates of the last 5 years to the next 5 years).

Proposition 1 is a $650 million Neighborhood School Improvements and Safety Upgrades bond measure, maturing over a maximum of 25 years, that makes needed improvements to nearly every school so they last longer and save money in the long run.  The measure invests in our local economy, creating good paying family wage jobs here in Tacoma, with a District commitment to hiring local companies and women and minority owned businesses.

Learn more about the projects