School board votes to improve Walla Walla High School

<p>Walla Walla logo (courtesy Creative Commons)</p>

Walla Walla logo (courtesy Creative Commons)

WALLA WALLA - Walla Walla Public Schools will seek a $48 million bond on the February 12, 2013 Special Election to fund a $69.6 million modernization of Walla Walla High School. All of the existing 1963 buildings will be re-purposed in the design to reduce costs. The project is eligible for $21.6 million in State Matching dollars which will be used on the Wa-Hi project. Cost is 68 cents per $1,000 assessed value. The recently approved College Place bond was $2.67 per $1,000.

The project will fund improvements in the Science/Math building, Academic building, Commons/Library, CTE building and Music/Drama spaces. A new Fitness Center will replace the existing weight room, 10 tennis courts and a new all weather track will be added to support PE and athletic programs.

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