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Snoqualmie schools' capital facilities challenge: A timeline

It has been a year and a half since the Snoqualmie Valley School District's Board of Directors unanimously agreed to build a middle school.

But a middle school may now be one of the school district's lowest priorities. How did we get here?

Here is a look at the decision timeline that's led up to the recent focus group sessions:

• Feb. 6, and May 15, 2007, and March 11, 2008, multi-million dollar bonds for a second high school fail.

• March 10, 2009, voters approve a $27 million bond for portables.

• Sept. 9, 2010, the High School Educational Program Study Committee recommends annexing Snoqualmie Middle School as a freshman campus to address crowding and program issues at high school.

• Oct. 21, 2010, school board approves $56.2 million bond for replacement middle school, commits to freshman campus concept.

• Feb. 8 and April 26, 2011, replacement middle school bond fails.

• Feb. 8, 2012, school board unanimously votes to run a new middle school  bond, splits on vote to proceed with freshman campus.

• May 24, 2012, school board discusses the next bond and what’s on it; members differ on whether the freshman campus plan was intended to be permanent or temporary.

• Sept. 5, 2012, school board agrees not to run a bond in February, 2013, agrees to hire architect firm NAC for site analysis of high school and development of remodel proposal.

• Nov. 8, 2012, NAC reports on site limitations of high school, presents three options for remodel/reconstruction.

• Nov. 29, 2012, school board adopts new middle school boundaries after failed attempt to delay vote, pending final high school report.

• Jan. 24, 2013, NAC presents final report on feasibility of remodeling high school. Board planned to discuss bond and facilities planning in a series of work studies and school board meetings, leading to focus groups.

 

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