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Thank you voters!

In February 2019 voters overwhelmingly approved a school construction bond to build new schools, renovate and expand old schools, and improve safety for our students. Thank you for your support, and thank you for your patience as we continue to build schools during a very challenging time. Global supply chain issues and workforce shortages have continuously caused delays in construction projects around the world. Good planning on our part has helped us navigate many of these problems. We have extended our pre-construction phases, worked with contractors to order essential materials as early as possible, and are working closely with the county to plan ahead and put our best efforts forward to get past any known obstacles in the construction process. Check out the latest updates below!

Bond Project Update: October 2023

Thank you, voters!

Thanks to your support, the following projects are all now complete!

NEW Challenger High School

NEW Katherine G. Johnson Elementary School

NEW Naches Trail Elementary School

EXPANSION Graham-Kapowsin High School

Our next four projects are underway! Here’s the latest:

Elementary #19

Construction crews are already hard at work on the 66,000-square-foot building, which will be located in the Lipoma Firs Community. When it’s complete, the school will house about 500 students in 27 general classrooms and various shared spaces.

The school’s official naming committee has already solicited potential names from students, parents and community members and will be presenting their top three choices to the School Board in the coming weeks.

Evergreen Elementary Expansion

The much needed expansion of Evergreen Elementary is now in permitting. This project will add 10,000 square feet to the school, that will include eight additional classrooms and a new commons. The team is planning for prep work to start in spring 2024.

The main part of the construction will take place once school gets out for the summer. The old Naches Trail Elementary will become home to the Evergreen Elementary staff and students for the 2024/25 school year while the renovation and expansion of their school takes place.

New Bethel High School

There is a lot of excitement around the New Bethel High School Project, which is anticipated to begin in 2024, subject to permitting.

This spring we submitted our conditional use permits with the county. The project went before the Graham Land Use Advisory Commission in September, and the county Hearing Examiner in October. Once it gets underway, the construction timeline will be 27 months.

Cedarcrest Middle School Expansion

Our construction team is currently conducting a Feasibility Study for the Cedarcrest Middle School expansion project. This study will help assess the needs and budget parameters, so we don’t run into any issues along the way. This winter, the team plans to begin the educational specifications for the project.