During May and June we said goodbye at our two oldest school buildings. Here is a round-up of links to videos, photos and more from the farewell events for alumni and community members and from the last day of school at Des Moines Elementary School and Highline High School.
We are busy building the school projects you approved in the 2016 bond to give students room to learn—thank you, voters! Increased space will lower elementary class sizes. New facilities and upgraded security features will improve safety in every school. Additional design work will speed future bond progress. We are on target to complete every project on time and within budget.
Six community members and experts keep an eye on our 2016 school bond projects and finances. We provide quarterly reports to the Oversight Committee and the school board. Get the status on every bond project and other capital projects in this report summary. We're on target with the 2016 school bond.
The 2016 bond included funds to jumpstart the designs of Evergreen and Tyee high schools and Pacific Middle School. The first step was to select architects for each school. Done!
Our community-led bond planning committee recommended the next school bond to the school board in a June 26 work session.
Project Update | Glacier Middle SchoolBayley Construction crews are working weekends. We expect Glacier Middle School to be ready for students on the first day of school in September. Staff plan to move in as soon as possible in August.
Project Update | Des Moines Elementary School
Construction is on schedule for Principal Rick Wisen and front office staff to move in to the new school in early August. Learn about improvements coming to the walking paths by the school--plus a new center turn lane on 16th Avenue South.