The Snoqualmie Valley School District has schedule a groundbreaking ceremony for Monday, March 16, at 1pm, to celebrate with the community and launch construction of the new elementary school. The event will take place on the school site on Snoqualmie Ridge, located at the corner of SE Swenson Drive and Snoqualmie Parkway. (Click here for map.)
Thanks to the community’s approval of the February School Bond proposition, the District is working diligently to begin work on the first of the bond projects—construction of a 6th elementary school—in April.
The process to build an elementary school typically takes over two years, from design to project completion. However, because initial work on the new school’s design and permitting requirements were completed last year, the District is able to expedite construction of the new school.
Superintendent Joel Aune explained, “Working within an accelerated timeframe, our goal is to be ready to serve students starting by fall of 2016. This is indeed a cause for celebration---to launch this important work!”
“Adding more classroom space for our elementary school population is a critical need in our District. The addition of the 6th elementary school will help to alleviate crowding throughout the District, since all five of our existing elementary schools currently are at or nearing capacity,” he added.
We hope the
community will join us for the groundbreaking ceremony of Elementary
School #6, to celebrate this investment in our community and its
At this time, no decisions have been made yet regarding attendance boundaries that will apply when our district transitions from five to six elementary schools. The boundary review process will take place in September/October 2015, after the start of the next school year.
In addition to building a new elementary school, the 2015 school bond will also fund a complete rebuild of Mount Si High School, allow a third middle school to be reinstated, and fund improvement projects to preserve other schools across the district. A timeline for the other projects will follow in the coming months.