Friday, September 9, 2016

Community invited to open houses on new schools, Juanita High School

 School Board of Directors
Two new elementary schools, one new middle school, JHS rebuild funded by LWSD bond measure

Redmond, Wash. – Lake Washington School District’s growing enrollment will soon be served by three new schools. A new elementary school in north Redmond,a new elementary school in Redmond Ridge and a new middle school in Redmond Ridge will open within the next few years. In addition, Juanita High School will be rebuilt and expanded to accommodate 500 more students. The district’s April 2016 bond measure is the source of funding for these projects.
Community members had an opportunity in May to see preliminary plans for all three new schools at open house meetings. Second meetings are scheduled now to share the updated plans, reflecting community input and information. Those meetings will take place:
Elementary School in Redmond Ridge East & Middle School in Redmond Ridge:
Monday, September 266-8 p.m. at Rosa Parks Elementary School

Elementary School in North Redmond:
Thursday, September 226-8 p.m. at Redmond City Hall, Council Chambers. Previously announced meeting is in conjunction with the city of Redmond.
Tuesday, September 276-8 p.m. at Redmond High School
The first meeting on the Juanita High School project will share preliminary plans and seek community feedback on the project:
Juanita High School:
Wednesday, September 286-8 p.m. at Juanita High School
The meetings will provide a general overview of each project, including the site layout, overall look of the building, basic materials, traffic patterns and building schedule. The district will seek feedback on the plans. Attendees can come at any time during the two-hour timeframe of the open house style meetings.
Attendance boundaries for the new schools will be determined during the 2017-18 school year. A public process will seek community input into the new boundaries. No information on which students will attend the school will be available until that time.
Construction on the new elementary schools is scheduled to start in April 2017. Planned openings are in September 2018. The new middle school will begin construction in May 2017 and open in September 2019. Construction on Juanita High School will begin in May 2018 and open in September 2021.

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