Thank you for approving the bond and levy measures!
What’s happening now?
High school: Construction of the new high school and regional learning center is expected to begin in the spring of 2015. The new school, which will house grades 9-12, is expected to be ready in time for the 2017-2018 school year. When students move into the new high school, the district will be reconfigured. Here is how it will look:
- 6 elementary schools: Cedar River, Glacier Park, Lake Wilderness, Rock Creek, Shadow Lake, and the historic Hobart school (the present Tahoma Middle School).
- 2 middle schools: Located at the present Tahoma High School campus and the present Tahoma Junior High campus.
- 1 high school: The new Tahoma High School and Regional Learning Center, being built in the north portion of Summit Place.
Lake Wilderness Elementary School remodel: The planning process to remodel or rebuild Lake Wilderness has just begun. The search is underway for a design and construction team, which will create a plan to remodel Lake Wilderness. After reviewing proposals and qualifications, the school board plans to select a design and construction team by the end of November.
Safety and security upgrades: Bond monies have funded numerous improvements such as brighter, more energy-efficient outside lighting, continuation of a school resource police officer, staff training in emergency medical care, requiring identification badges for all employees and visitors. Administrators are also working to build a standardized school security system that will allow all schools to be monitored from a central location.
Technology levy: This replacement levy paid for about 4,000 new computers district-wide, updates to instructional stations for teachers, trainings on new programs and devices, and to install interactive projectors.