New Elementary School

  • Photo of a crane placing steel on roof truss of new elementary school.  

    Overview

    Our new K-5 elementary school is under construction at 2008 Prairie Avenue. This 53,355-square-foot school will be the home of Northwest Expedition Academy starting in September 2020. NExA will relocate to the new building from the old Hayden Lake School site at Government Way and Hayden Avenue.

    Architects West designed the new school. Ginno Construction company is the general contractor.

    The total project budget is just under $12.5 million, which includes architectural and engineering fees, furnishings and fixtures, technology components, and contingency costs.

     

    Architectural drawing of new school

     ARCHITECT'S RENDITION OF NEW SCHOOL, FRONT ENTRANCE

    Photo of groundbreaking ceremony for new school.

    CEREMONIAL GROUNDBREAKING FOR NEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, JULY 2019.

    Members of the school district's Board of Trustees and administration attended, along with representatives of Architects West and Ginno Construction Co., the general contractor.

Latest Update:

  • December 2019

    Assembly of structural steel columns and beams.

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    November 2019

    Floor slabs poured; rain collection system underground drains installed; Backfilling and grading underway north of gym.

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    October 2019

    Gymnasium block masonry walls rise; Gym floor slab poured; Foundation complete; Underslab plumbing, electrical and mechanical roughed in.

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    September 2019

    Footings and foundation walls being formed and poured. Backfill and electrical, plumbing and HVAC rough-in under slab floor.

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    August 2019

    Subcontractors forming footings; Installation of ground infrastructure: water lines, sewer and drywells.

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    July 2019

    Board of Trustees awards general contractor contract to Ginno Construction on July 2. Groundbreaking ceremony held July 18.

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    April 2019

    Board of Trustees votes unanimously to move Northwest Expedition Academy into the new school on Prairie Avenue in September 2020.

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    May 2018

    District buys 7.1 acres on Prairie Avenue to be used for a future school.

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    March 2017

    Voters approve $35.5 million bond measure.