With spending and revenue limits, previous administrations chose to direct spending to academic programming. While District building engineers have done a great job maintaining and extending the life of our physical infrastructure throughout the years, many of these systems must now be replaced.
The District will replace Oakdale and Sunset Hills Elementary first. Swanson Elementary will be the third elementary school scheduled for replacement. Prairie Lane Elementary will be the final elementary building scheduled for significant renovation. Prairie Lane students will be relocated while that building is undergoing renovation. For a complete list of building projects and a proposed timeline, go to “The Bond” tab on www.imagineadistrict.org.
Oakdale, Swanson, and Prairie Lane students will be transferred to the Westside Community Conference Center at 3534 South 108th Street while their school is being constructed. Some of the proposed bond amount will go toward renovations at this building, to prepare it as an elementary school.
Initial planning indicates the elementary schools that are being replaced will take 18 months to build.
The District has not yet spent any funds to design any of the renovations or new buildings. Those plans will be designed with community, school, and District input if voters approve the bond issue.