Bond Update: School Expansion/Renovation Projects in Pre-planning Stage

The District Capital Projects Office has been in the pre-planning stage for projects since the approval of the 2022 Capital Bond in February. The Capital Bond included expansions or modernizations to support student learning in eight schools in the Northshore School District, including Sorenson Early Childhood Center, Crystal Springs, Fernwood, Woodin, Maywood Hills and Kenmore elementaries, Leota Middle School, and Inglemoor High School.

The design and construction projects are being grouped based on building needs and similarities into four bundles:

  • Elementary/Early Learning Expansions: At Sorenson, Crystal Springs, Fernwood, and Woodin, the expansion projects will include the removal of portable classrooms, to be replaced with permanent classroom spaces.

  • Elementary Modernizations/Additions: At Kenmore and Maywood Hills elementaries, the site layout poses challenges that will require some modernizations to the existing building while additional classroom spaces are built, replacing existing portable classrooms.

  • Leota Middle School Design and Phase I Construction: The two-phase replacement of Leota will be designed completely and Phase I will be constructed with this bond funding.

  • Inglemoor High School Design and Phase I Construction: The two-phase replacement of Inglemoor will be designed completely and Phase I will be constructed with this bond funding.

This summer and into the fall, the District Capital Projects team has been busy preparing for the Request for Qualifications process, which includes the procurement of architecture, civil engineering, and other consulting services that will assist the District with these school construction projects. District staff anticipate that the consultants for the elementary/early learning expansions bundle listed above will be selected by the end of October. Consultants for the three remaining bundles will be selected in late fall or winter.

This work is made possible by the generous support of Northshore voters, who approved the 2022 bond. 

 

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