Extensive work has been taking place on projects funded by the Northshore School District’s voter-approved 2022 Capital Bond. During the summer, this included projects at 23 sites in Northshore. Without students in school, the summer months are when school-based building improvements take place in order to support learning when classes resume in the fall. In addition to summer construction projects, Northshore continued planning for the growth projects slated to be under construction at eight schools from school years 2024-26.
“These infrastructure improvements are critical to maintaining safe and welcoming learning environments for each and every one of our students here in Northshore,” said Superintendent Michael Tolley. “We are so grateful for the community’s ongoing support.”
Building Improvement Projects
During the four-year cycle of the 2022 Capital Bond, all schools will benefit from improvements. The summer of 2023 featured a number of school-specific projects including roofing replacements, energy efficiency and HVAC updates, field improvements, flooring projects, single-mode fiber optic cable upgrades, safety and security updates, and more. In addition, network infrastructure improvements will impact each school, since the firewall and wireless network controller upgrades will support increased Internet traffic, increase network security, and expand wireless coverage in all schools. The list of specific sites and their respective updates received this summer are:
- Arrowhead Elementary: Field upgrades, covered play structure modernization, security camera installation
- Canyon Creek Elementary: Single-mode fiber optic cable upgrade
- Cottage Lake Elementary: Phase 2 energy efficiency improvement (roofing project and mechanical), single-mode fiber optic cable upgrade, security camera installation
- East Ridge Elementary: Single-mode fiber optic cable upgrade, security camera installation
- Frank Love Elementary: Fire alarm panel upgrade, single-mode fiber optic cable upgrade
- Hollywood Hill Elementary: Roofing project, fencing project, security camera installation
- Moorlands Elementary: Roofing project, fire alarm panel upgrade, single-mode fiber optic cable upgrade, security camera installation
- Shelton View Elementary: Portable placement project, fire alarm panel upgrade, and fencing project (partial completion)
- Sunrise Elementary: Flooring replacement project
- Wellington Elementary: Mechanical improvements
- Westhill Elementary: Single-mode fiber optic cable upgrade
- Woodin Elementary: Single-mode fiber optic cable upgrade
- Woodmoor Elementary: Office locks and electronic access control installation at entry to school
- Canyon Park Middle School: Roofing project, gym floor improvement
- Northshore Middle School: Office locks and electronic access control installation at entry
- Timbercrest Middle School: Fencing project
- Bothell High School: Field lighting
- Inglemoor High School: Field lighting
- Innovation Lab High School: Office locks and electronic access control installation at entry to school
- Secondary Academy for Success: Office locks and electronic access control installation at entry to school and office locks
- Woodinville High School: Field turf replacement project (football/soccer field), field lighting, fencing project (partial completion)
- Bear Creek Campus: HVAC update, single-mode fiber optic cable upgrade
- Pop Keeney Stadium: Turf replacement, security camera modernization
The improvements at Pop Keeney Stadium are notable, as the stadium serves all comprehensive high schools and our entire Northshore community.
School Growth Projects
There are eight Northshore schools receiving growth projects that are currently in the project development phase, with teams of staff, students, and parents meeting last winter and spring to begin formulating the plan for each school. Each project will uniquely address the school’s needs, with the common goal of increasing learning spaces and reducing the number of aging portables. The six elementary and early childhood sites will also receive inclusive playgrounds, ensuring our playgrounds are supportive and accessible to all learners. The projects are:
- Inglemoor High School phased replacement project
- Leota Middle School phased replacement project
- Kenmore Elementary modernization project
- Maywood Hills Elementary modernization project
- Crystal Springs Elementary expansion project
- Fernwood Elementary expansion project
- Woodin Elementary expansion project
- Sorenson Early Childhood Center expansion project
The timeline for each project varies, but the elementary and early learning projects are entering the permitting phase with their respective jurisdictions. These six locations are anticipated to begin site work on campuses in summer or fall 2024.
The District is committed to upholding the promises it made to voters when they passed the Educational Programs & Operations Levy, the Technology Levy, and the Capital Bond in February 2022.
Learn more about the progress made on the Capital Bond at www.nsd.org/2022bond.