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College Place Public Schools to Host Town Hall Meeting to Discuss February Educational Programs & Operations Levy - 01/14/22

College Place Public Schools will host a Town Hall Meeting to discuss the upcoming February 8, 2022 Educational Programs and Operations Levy.  All are invited Wednesday, January 19th at 6:00 at Davis Elementary School (31 SE Ash St., College Place) of via Zoom (link located on District website).

College Place Public Schools Sets Make Up Days for Snow Days - 01/13/22

In a Special Meeting Thursday, the College Place Board of Directors voted to make up the two snow days from January 3rd and 6th on February 28th and May 13th.  February 28th was originally slated as a work day for staff to prepare for conferences and attend professional development.  These activities have been moved outside of the school year.  The second make-up day of May 13th was already designated on the calendar as a “snow day.” 

If there are more days canceled this year due to inclement weather or other reasons, CPPS will begin adding the days to the calendar starting June 16th.

A SAVINGS TO COLLEGE PLACE TAXPAYERS: College Place Public Schools to Refinance Bonds--Taxpayers Benefit! - 12/28/21

Here is some good news for College Place taxpayers—they will be saving money!

In a plan to take advantage of low bond interest rates, the College Place Public Schools is pursuing a sale of bonds as authorized by the District’s Board of Directors at its December 28th meeting.  The sale, which is planned for February, will refinance voter approved bonds issued in 2012 for the construction of a new Davis Elementary School, College Place High School and the remodeling and improvements to Meadowbrook Intermediate to become Sager Middle School.  The actual interest rates will not be set until the bonds are sold later this spring. However, it is anticipated that the lower rates, which will fall below voter expectation, will likely result in savings of nearly five million dollars for College Place taxpayers. 

According to College Place Superintendent, Jim Fry, the District is pleased that patrons will benefit from the refinancing of the bonds. 

“Our community has continued to be tremendous partners in giving their support for outstanding facilities and opportunities for our students. It is our responsibility to make sure we are thoughtful in how we handle their dollars.” said Fry.  “We have been watching the market in anticipation of the best time to take advantage to give the most back to our taxpayers and now is the time.”  Fry also emphasized that the anticipated savings will go directly to taxpayers through lower future tax collections.

Despite the pandemic and its many detrimental impacts, interest rates are at near all time low. College Place’s 2012 bond is at the halfway (10 year) point and per IRS rules, this is the first time these bonds are eligible for a refinancing using lower tax-exempt bonds.   This makes it the perfect time to act for the betterment of College Place patrons.

“Our role as elected representatives of the community is to take care of educating every child in College Place while being fiscally responsible.  Our community trusts and expects the CPPS Board of Directors to continue to take a conservative approach to spending that ensures we maximize taxpayer dollars, take care of what we have, and eliminate unneeded costs.  We hope they will see this as another example of how we do just that,” noted College Place Public Schools Board President Mandy Thompson.