Maintenance & Construction Update – Fall 2020

Maintenance & Construction Update – Fall 2020

School Roof marked with flags for improvement project

Our maintenance and construction crews have been hard at work this year keeping our schools and office buildings safe, beautiful, and ready for students when in-person learning resumes.

By now you’ve probably seen the progress we’re making on the new Katherine G. Johnson Elementary, but it was also a busy year for non-bond projects.

Crews have completed numerous upgrades at many of our schools and buildings, including roof replacements at both Cougar Mountain Middle School and our district headquarters. The play shed at Centennial Elementary also got a new roof, and roof repairs were done at Bethel High School and Elk Plain School of Choice.

Bethel High also received some much-needed seismic upgrades when crews installed diagonal bracing in the cafeteria and main gym to connect masonry walls with the wood frame. Pioneer Valley Elementary and Cedarcrest Middle also got some non-structural seismic upgrades.

Shining Mountain Elementary, Liberty Middle and Bethel Middle all got new portable classrooms this year, while Camas Prairie and Nelson Elementary got repairs done on their portables.

New fencing and gates were installed at North Star, Naches Trail and Kapowsin Elementary school, as well as Spanaway Lake High School.

Our crews painted classrooms inside Graham and Camas Prairie elementaries, and in common areas at Bethel Middle. They also made pavement improvements at Bethel and Frontier Middle schools, and on the tennis courts at Spanaway Lake High.

The front offices at Camas Prairie, Centennial, and Spanaway Middle were also remodeled, and Frontier Middle got new floor coverings.

Crews also replaced three heat pumps and installed a new chiller at Bethel High School.