Dalton Elementary School

  • Workers install ceiling insulation in a new classroom at Dalton Elementary School

    Overview: Contractor bids were opened in Feb. 2018, with the goal of completing the bulk of the updates in September 2018. A new school parking lot was added in fall 2017.

    Lead architect on this project is Cory Trapp (Longwell + Trapp) who previously worked with our district on the earlier Lakes Middle School remodel. 

    Firm: Longwell + Trapp  l   View Proposed Plans

    Use link above to view the proposed plans. *Note that this proposed plan is tentative and may change due to bidding or other project issues.*

    Classroom addition at Dalton Elementary School.

    Background: The Board of Trustees for Coeur d'Alene Public Schools accepted the construction bids for the expansion of Dalton Elementary School in February 2018. Dardan Enterprises, Inc. of Post Falls submitted the lowest of two bids, at $2,718,000, for the Dalton project. The expansion will include three new classrooms, a newly designed art room, a newly designed media center, and a new stage and music room attached to the gymnasium. Longwell + Trapp provided the design.

    Because bids were higher than anticipated, some non-essential components of the projects need to be withdrawn to ensure the work can be completed within budget. When the projects are completed, the district will review if contingency funds are sufficient to complete the components withdrawn from the plan. The general construction budget is $2.3 million for the Dalton project. The unbudgeted contingency fund is $315,000.


    • Two new classrooms
    • New art room
    • New music room/stage 
    • New media center
    • New staff bathrooms
    • Reconfigure parking lot

Latest Update:

  • August 2018

    Classroom finishing work begins, new stages takes shape.


    July 2018

    Walls rise on new classrooms, stage.


    June 2018

    Construction kicks into full swing following end of school year.


    Spring 2018

    Sire work begins for stage/music room addition.


    February 2018

    Construction bid awarded to Dardan Enterprises, Inc.


    June 2017

    Pre-construction work started by district maintenance.


    June 13, 2017

    Bond Sale closed with a 2.47% rate, lower than expected, resulting in 2.5M interest savings.


    May 1, 2017

    Architect Longwell +Trapp selected and approved by board.


    April 7, 2017

    Start accepting bids for architectural firms.


    March 14, 2017

    The Levy & Bond pass.