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 of a new Tyee High School with a capacity of 1200 students. Architects were selected and the design work began in 2019. We involved the Tyee community in planning and design of their new school starting in 2019-2020, paused this work due to the pandemic and resumed meetings with the architects in late 2021.
Construction of a new Tyee High School will require funding from a future bond. The design work completed with 2016 bond funding will speed up the construction process and save escalating costs. If voters approve a bond in November 2022, a new Tyee High School could open in fall 2025. Students would attend school at the Olympic Interim Site in Des Moines during construction.
Stay tuned for community information meetings in 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.
Integrus Architecture's Daniel Gero, senior associate and project architect for the new Tyee High School design, visited Tyee teacher Allison Thomas's Environmental Studies class in May.
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.