Frequently Asked Questions

  • Learn more information about the 2023 bond by clicking each question below. Don't see your question? Please contact Brittany Piger, Public Information Officer.

  • Why are we running the bond again?

  • What will happen if the bond does not pass?

  • Why rebuild instead of renovate?

  • What schools are part of the bond?

  • How much will the bond cost?

  • What do developers and the state pay toward building new schools?

  • How does Orting’s overall tax rate compare with other districts in Pierce County?

  • How will traffic improve with this bond?

  • Why not remove a bond project?

  • Do we need to accept new growth? Why can't we change school boundaries?

  • What improvements will be made to athletic facilities?

  • Why not wait to run the bond?

  • What's the difference between a bond and a levy?

  • How was the scope of this bond decided?

  • What is the 2023 bond replacing?

  • What is required for a bond to pass?

  • What does "tax rate per $1,000 of assessed value" mean?

  • Who oversees spending?

  • Why should existing homeowners pay for new growth?

  • How has the district cared for current facilities?

  • What is permanent capacity?

  • How will this bond support opportunities for students after school?

  • How long are we paying for the bond?

  • Why rebuild instead of renovate?