Board of Natural Resources Approves Land Transfer to Sultan School District
News Date: 
February 6, 2024

The parcel, just north of the Sultan city limits in Snohomish County, will allow the district to expand its facilities in the future

The Washington State Board of Natural Resources approved the transfer of a 49-acre parcel in Snohomish County to the Sultan School District during its meeting Tuesday at the Natural Resources Building in Olympia.
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources previously managed the forested parcel, which is just north of the Sultan city limits, to provide revenue to support K-12 school construction statewide. The Sultan School District will pay fair-market value of $455,000 for the parcel, which will go to DNR to purchase replacement property elsewhere in Washington state.
“Supporting public education is one of my department’s most critical functions, and this transaction will provide a lasting legacy to students in the Skykomish Valley,” said Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz. “By creating a future facility site and allowing DNR to acquire properties better suited to fund our schools in the future, this is a win-win for the Sultan School District and the State of Washington.”
The purchase, funded with impact fees from new residential construction in the area, will allow Sultan School District to expand facilities in the future.
“As a junior taxing district, we have had a great relationship with DNR,” said Dan Chaplik, Sultan School District superintendent. “Being able to acquire piece of property for a future school site without having to use taxpayer dollars is a real benefit for our community.”
For more information on the transfer, including photos and a map of the parcel, go to
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