2018 Construction Bond Projects
All 2018 bond projects are on time and on budget. The $129.9 million bond provided for much-needed expanded capacity for our secondary students:
- New Selkirk Middle School (opened fall 2019),
- Renovated Horizon Middle School (opened fall 2020)
- New Ridgeline High School (opening fall 2021)
Synthetic Turf at all 3 Comprehensive High Schools
Because we received a cost-eﬀective bid for not only building the new Ridgeline High School, but also for the addition of a synthetic turf ﬁeld, we were able to get competitive pricing for upgrading Central Valley and University High School's ﬁelds as well. All three will have green synthetic turf branded with their names and logos.
Without the need for grass recovery in between playing or practice time, we are able to increase the opportunity for student activities by as much as four times (or more) than the current on-ﬁeld time. That's a lot of opportunity for kids in band, color guard, soccer, Lacrosse, football, our middle school teams, youth leagues and more. The existing ﬁelds will be complete by fall of 2020 and the new ﬁeld will open with Ridgeline in 2021.
Riverbend Elementary Addition
Riverbend Elementary was originally designed with the ability to add a wing and space to serve another 88 students—for a total of 624. The available funds will allow us to complete Phase 2 construction by fall 2020. The increased capacity will help us minimize the need for overﬂowing students.
We are already upgrading heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) at Broadway, Progress and University elementary schools as well as Summit as part of the bond to be completed by summer 2020. Now, we were also able to upgrade the HVAC system at our next school slated for improvements due to age and normal wear and tear – Central Valley High School – completed in November 2019.