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Brentwood, Evergreen & Meadow Ridge Roofs Resurfaced

Summer 2015 projects included the repair and resurfacing of roofs at Brentwood, Evergreen and Meadow Ridge elementary schools - 159,863 square feet of new roofing was installed. All three projects were completed prior to the start of the 2015-2016 school year.

Future School Site Purchased

We are pleased to announce a 68-acre future school site has been purchased on Five Mile Prairie. The property is located north of Johannsen on the west side of Five Mile Road. The site was previously vested with Spokane County as a 170-unit manufactured home community.

Projects Scheduled for Summer 2015

Projects scheduled for completion during the summer of 2015 include: (1) resurfacing of the track at both Mt. Spokane High School and Mead High School, (2) new carpet at Brentwood, Evergreen, Farwell & Meadow Ridge, (3) new roofs at Brentwood, Evergreen & Meadow Ridge and (4) the remodel/upgrading of Brentwood portables.

First Series of Bonds Sold

$48 million of the the voter approved Capital Facility Improvement Bonds were sold on May 13, 2015, leaving a balance of $21.5 million remaining to be sold at a future date.

Architect Selection Process for Flagship Projects

We are moving swiftly towards hiring architects for the three Flagship Projects. These projects include the replacement of Northwood Middle School and full modernization of Shiloh Hills and Midway elementary schools.

Date Set for Sale of First Set of Bond

The District has updated their bond rating and plans to sell the first set of voter approved bonds on May 13, 2015. Allowing for time to close/process the bond transactions, the district anticipates receiving the funds from this initial offering at the end of May 2015.

District Holds Planning Meeting with Construction Project Manager

On March 10, 2015, Ned Wendle (Director of Facilities & Planning), Wayne Leonard (Business Services Assistant Superintendent) and Tom Rockefeller (Superintendent) met with representatives from OAC, the firm selected as the construction project manager for the three flagship projects (Northwood, Midway & Shiloh Hills). Preliminary scheduling was discussed including a review of the projects and the monies budgeted for each project.
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