The Highline School Board voted unanimously to place the next school bond on November 2022 election ballots. If approved by 60 percent of voters, the bond would fund new schools for Evergreen, Tyee and Pacific.
The 2016 bond funded the design for a new Evergreen High School with a capacity for 1200 students. Architects were selected and the design work began in 2019, paused in 2020 due to the pandemic and resumed in Fall 2021. We involved the Evergreen community in planning and design of their new school.
Construction of a new Evergreen High School will require funding from a future bond. Funding the school design with the 2016 bond will speed up the future construction process and save escalating construction costs. If the November 2022 bond receives 60% voter approval, then a new Evergreen High School could open in fall 2025. The new school would be rebuilt in the northeast corner of the site, so students can continue attending school in the existing buildings until the new school opens.
Stay tuned for community information meetings in fall 2022.
The School Board is considering a resolution to place a capital bond before Highline voters in November. The board is slated to vote June 22 on the resolution to place the bond on the ballot.
Two community member co-chairs and a high school student, all representing Highline’s volunteer Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC), recommended the next school bond at the school board meeting this week.
Bassetti Architects met with the Evergreen Design Review Committee on January 20 for their eighth work session. The architects, staff and community members looked at a slightly revised site plan that represents the nearly completed schematic design, as well as sketches of the exterior and interior of a proposed new building.
Staff from Bassetti Architects returned to their work on the schematic design of a new Evergreen High School. They met again with members of the Evergreen High School design review committee on December 2. Find out what is next in the design process and when the next school bond — to pay for construction — is expected to go before voters.