REPLACING STANWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
Long-term investment in our schools:
- No increase in tax rates - replaces the expiring School Facilities and Technology Levy.
- Addresses the educational and technological demands of the 21st century.
- Improves security and safety for students and staff by reducing the footprint of the existing school, eliminating nearly 80 exterior doors, and other security measures.
- Eliminates physical barriers for handicapped students.
- Eliminates the use of all 16 temporary portable classrooms.
- Provides facilities to address student learning including appropriately designed classrooms, laboratories, shop areas, arts and drama, physical education, special education, community use, and other critical services.
- Addresses the long-term needs of students attending Lincoln Hill High School/Lincoln Academy and Saratoga (parent-partner) School.
- Uses existing site and improvements already paid for and useable.
Planning and construction timeline:
August 19, 2014 - Citizen Facility Advisory Committee recommended that the School Board authorize planning to replace Stanwood High School.
December 16, 2014 - A citizen and staff committee screened and interviewed architect applicants. The school board approved selection of McGranahan Architects.
March 18, 2015 – The High School Planning Committee composed of 42 members of the community and staff began meeting.
November 2015 through May 2016 - Community meetings were held in Stanwood and Camano Island seeking input on the location, conceptual design, and financing plans for the new school. Architects will prepare a conceptual design based on input from community, parents, students, and staff.
April 2016 through January 2017 - District presentations to the community.
February 14, 2017 - Bond election
February 15, 2017 through February 28, 2018 - Design and bidding
March 1, 2018 through June 30, 2020 - Construction
September 1, 2020 – Estimated occupancy