New Elementary School

  • Elementary school design

    Overview

    The school district has been working for nearly two years to find a suitable location for this new elementary school on the northern end of the community. Following a lengthy property search, the Board of Trustees is set to select a site in January 2019.

    The Board will meet Tuesday, January 22, at 6 p.m. to hear a staff presentation on the two potential elementary school sites and to choose the site for the school. This meeting will be at the Midtown Meeting Center, 1505 N. 5th St., Coeur d’Alene. Time will be given for public comment.

    The two district-owned locations under consideration are:

    1. A 7.1-acre site on Prairie Avenue between Ramsey Road and Atlas Road.
    2. The Hayden Lake School site (currently occupied by Northwest Expedition Academy) at Government Way and Hayden Avenue.

    Once a site has been selected, the district will complete the architectural design and engineering work, and select a general contractor. The goal is to break ground on the elementary school this July and finish the project in August 2020, in time for the 2020-21 school year. The total project budget is $11.5 million.

Latest Update:

  • January 2019

    Board of Trustees scheduled to pick school site Jan. 22 at 6 p.m.

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    December 2018

    School district in talks with Lakes Highway District on access issues related to Prairie Avenue site.

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    Summer-fall 2018

    Prairie Avenue site becomes viable alternative for elementary school.

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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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    February 2018

    Board of Trustees tentatively selects Hayden Lake School site for new school.

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    Spring-Winter 2017

    District search for 5-10 acres for new school.

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    June 13, 2017:

    Bond sale closed with a 2.47% rate, lower than expected, resulting in $2.5 million in interest savings.

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    March 14, 2017:

    The Levy and Bond pass.