The District is preparing for community engagement and design work to begin in fall 2022 on the school expansion, renovation, and replacement projects approved by voters in the 2022 Capital Bond. Preconstruction and planning is underway in preparation.
The school board recently received an update from Support Services Executive Director Dri Ralph, who shared a tentative timeline for the 2022 Capital Bond projects. Schools identified for expansion/modernizations (Crystal Springs, Fernwood, Kenmore, Maywood Hills, and Woodin elementaries and Sorenson Early Childhood Center) and Phase I replacements (Leota Middle School and Inglemoor High School) will all begin with community engagement and the design process in the fall, Ralph said. More details will be shared about these opportunities in late summer or early fall. The timeline for construction of these projects vary and are still tentative at this time.
School-specific building improvement projects, outdoor learning projects that include fields and inclusive playgrounds, safety & security updates, and technology infrastructure projects included in the 2022 Capital Bond are also in the early planning stages, with exact project calendars to be determined. The schedules for these projects will be flexible moving forward, with several contributing factors including contractor, supply, and equipment availability, among others, Ralph said.
Also this spring and summer, the District continues to work on building improvements and other projects included in the 2018 Capital Bond. Several are currently underway or slated for work to take place during the summer. Those projects include updating school public address and bell systems, replacing HVAC/roofing at Woodinville High School, Cottage Lake Elementary, and Sunrise Elementary; installing outdoor learning projects that include replacement tennis courts at Skyview Middle School, turf field replacements at Arrowhead, Lockwood, and Woodmoor elementaries; and an inclusive playground installation at Woodmoor Elementary.