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    Summer Construction Projects at 12 Schools
    Posted on 06/20/2019
    Example of torchdown roofing being installed on a low slope roof

    It’s ready, set, go time for summer building projects

    Each year, the Capital Projects and Planning team spends the winter and spring months planning projects and hiring contractors so work can begin on schools as soon as summer break begins. This work is funded through voter-approved capital levies. It takes place over the summer months in order to provide the least impact on student learning. This year, 13 projects are scheduled at 12 schools.

    Projects taking place this summer are funded by the 2016 Buildings, Technology, and Academics IV (BTA IV) Capital Levy, and the 2019 Building Excellence V (BEX V) Capital Levy, and with funds remaining from the 2009 Buildings, Technology, and Academics III (BTA III) Capital Levy, and the 2013 Building Excellence IV (BEX IV) Capital Levy.

    2019 Projects

    Roofing work is scheduled at three schools. The roof at North Queen Anne, which houses the Cascade Parent Partnership Program, will be replaced using BEX V funds. BEX V will also fund roof replacement at the African American Academy (AAA) building, which houses Van Asselt Elementary. The AAA project will be done in two phases; one this year and one next year. At Olympic View Elementary, parts of the roof will be repaired and/or replaced. This project is funded by BTA IV.

    Work will be done to improve earthquake safety at six schools: Catharine Blaine K-8, Broadview-Thomson K-8, Eckstein Middle School, Laurelhurst Elementary, Sand Point Elementary, and View Ridge Elementary. At Broadview-Thomson, it will be the first phase of a two-year project. At Eckstein, this will be the second year of a two-year project. All six projects are funded by BEX IV.

    Eckstein Middle School has two projects. In addition to the earthquake safety improvements, sunshades will be installed on selected windows to reduce the glare and heat in those classrooms. The sunshades are funded by taxpayers through a state of Washington construction grant.

    At Franklin High School, doors and windows will be replaced both this summer and in summer 2020. The two-phase project is funded by BEX IV.

    BTA IV-funded improvements will be made to the track and field at Garfield High School, including installation of field lighting.

    John Muir Elementary’s geothermal heating system preparation begins this summer with installation of geothermal wells. BTA III is funding this project.