Bond Progress

Royal Bond Timeline

Royal School Bond 2019 - Tentative Construction Timeline

Bus garage

  • July 2021 - Bidding begins
  • August 2021 - Construction starts
  • November of 2022 - Tentative completion date

Middle School

  • Construction Phase 1A – November 2020 to August 2021
  • New Classrooms and Life Skills Areas
  • Construction Phase 1B – June 2021 to July 2021
  • Gymnasium and three south classroom rooms.
  • Construction Phase 2A – June 2021 to July 2022
  • Office Area and remaining school

High School - State match (HS Gym)

  • Construction Phase 1A – November 2020 to October 2021
  • Gymnasium, Gymnasium Entry, Main HS Entry and Locker Rooms
  • Construction Phase 1B – June 2021 to August 2021
  • Wrestling and Team room area.
  • Construction Phase 2A – June 2021 to July 2022
  • New Classroom Addition and New Commons Addition
  • Construction Phase 2B – June 2022 to July 2022
  • Remaining area of High School.

Bond Updates

May 23, 2019 Update - Lower Tax Rates for Royal

Dear Community Members:

As we wrap up the school year, I am happy to share some exciting news with you regarding our school bond. The $16.58 million bond approved by Royal voters on February 12th this year is going to cost taxpayers even less than expected! The estimated tax rate increase for Royal School District's 2019 bond was originally anticipated to cost $1.25. That rate has now decreased to just 85 cents! (Rates are per $1,000 assessed property value.)

D.A. Davidson & Co. served as Underwriter on Royal School District's Bond and noted that our district was able to take advantage of favorable municipal bond market conditions. In a statement from D.A. Davidson:

The District's growing tax base and well-managed resources were key elements that contributed to the securing of the S&P rating of A+…Due to lower than projected interest rates, the District was able to sell the entire voter authorization, which will reduce interest rate exposure and increase investment earnings.

As you'll recall, the school bond includes three major renovation projects aimed at addressing student and staff safety, growing enrollment, and insufficient infrastructure across Royal schools. Detailed information about the bond projects can be found on our website at under the Bonds link. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions about the bond, and thank you again for your support of Royal's schools!

February 13, 2019 Update - Bond Approved

Early results show Royal voters have approved their local $16.58 million school bond in yesterday's special election, with the current Yes vote at 62.96%. Royal School District's 18-year bond will cover three major renovation projects at the high school, middle school, and bus garage. These projects aim at addressing student and staff safety, growing enrollment, and insufficient infrastructure across Royal schools.

Superintendent, Roger Trail was thrilled by the outpouring of community support, including the work done by Citizens to Support Royal Schools. "Katie Allred and Katie Christensen, in their roles as co-chairs of the committee, were vital in leading a successful campaign", Trail said. "The voters just acknowledged the importance of safety in our schools along with their desire to have excellent facilities for our students and staff." Mr. Trail said that he looks forward to the next steps in the process including working with the architect and design teams to fine-tune the plans before construction.

Community members can expect more information on what to expect for their schools and the construction process as the District moves forward with planning. For more information on the Royal School District bond, contact the Superintendent's Office at 509-346-2222 or [email protected].

Results of the 2018 Royal Facilities Survey