Ruby Bridges Elementary’s project team has less than 20 items remaining on the punch list, many of which are related to paint touch ups on the school’s fully accessible playground. Once the weather improves, these touch ups will be completed. The playground remains open for use.
The final certificate of occupancy is expected in the coming weeks. Following the necessary seismic bracing adjustments that were made during winter break, the professional engineer drawings certifying that the work was constructed according to codes were submitted to Snohomish County. Once reviewed and approved, the County will stamp the paperwork, signaling that the entire building can be occupied. Up to this point, all other areas of the school have been approved by the County to be occupied by students and staff, when it is safe to return to buildings as defined by the District’s reopening plan.
The team also continues to await the delivery of the hydraulic lift, which will be installed at the school’s loading dock. The delivery was delayed due to inclement weather across the country. The lift is expected to arrive in March and then installation will take about one day. The team will coordinate with the school’s administration to select an install date.
This project was made possible by the generous support of Northshore voters, who approved the 2018 bond.
Continue to follow the school’s progress by visiting our construction page.