Ruby Perez, director of Business and Operations for the Riverview School District (RSD), presented the 2019 Capital Facilities Plan at the June 25 school board meeting. The plan must be adopted by the district and formulates the impact fees that the district can collect from new residential development. Perez predicts that the RSD will see student enrollment growth with a projection of 3,370 full time equivalent (FTE) students next year. The enrollment for the 2018-19 school year was 3,280 FTE students.
RSD is in the preliminary planning stages of building a new elementary school in the Duvall area where the majority of growth within the district is occurring. An additional strain on available elementary classroom space is due to government requirements such as all-day kindergarten and mandatory lower classroom sizes for grades K-3. The new elementary school will be financed with a 2020 Capital Bond request to the voters. Projects included in the bond will be the remodeling of Cedarcrest High School.
To address immediate growth concerns within the district, a portable classroom is being added at Carnation and Stillwater Elementary Schools and three portables are being added at Tolt Middle School this summer.
The impact fee in the City of Carnation and Duvall will be $15,406 for a new single-family home and $8,635 for a new multi-family dwelling. The impact fee for King County will be $10,271 for a single-family home and $5,757 for multi-family dwelling. The revenue from the impact fees will be used to offset the cost of the portables. Impact fees must be used for projects that are for the growth of the student population.
The Board adopted the 2019 Capital Facilities Plan unanimously.