The detailed timeline for Elementary #18 is now available, and it looks like construction will begin in late March of 2020. There is a lot to be completed before then, including a traffic study, design and permitting, but so far everything is on track for the start of the 2021/22 school year.
We are currently planning for our second new elementary school to be located in the Lipoma Firs community. The School Board recently authorized the Superintendent and Director of Construction and Planning to conduct a feasibility evaluation of the land there.
Because the Lipoma Firs community falls within both the Bethel and Puyallup school district boundaries, work needed to be done to identify which houses would be in which districts.
The current boundary between the districts follows the township section line, not the proposed parcel lines. Both districts worked together to redraw the boundary before the houses were occupied. The proposed line now follows the roads instead of running through proposed living rooms.
The proposed boundary results in one single-family lot gain by Puyallup and a gain of 2.5 acres of multi-family to Bethel.
Bethel and Puyallup staff will now move forward with Educational Service District 121 to modify the boundary as shown below. Click here to read more!