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Washington’s bold school plan


Washington’s Board of Education and Superintendent Chris Reynolds are seeking support from their school patrons for an important school bond election coming in October.

Among projects included in the proposed $24.5 million include a multi-purpose room, a fine arts building, additional elementary classrooms and an elementary multi-purpose building, elementary media center, updated playground equipment, remodeling of existing classrooms, a new band room, new LED lighting at the football field, new football seating and field and new uniforms and equipment.

Reynolds reports Washington students and staff are currently out of space.

The bond will focus on newly constructed elementary and secondary classroom spaces.

With an estimated 1,600 new homes to be constructed in the Goldsby area in coming months and years, Reynolds predicts the Washington School System’s enrollment will double over time.

In fact, they added 137 new students just this past summer district-wide.

Growth is coming and Washington School officials are making plans to accommodate the influx of students and staff with this bold new plan.

The band room will be accousticaly-designed and have an ensemble room and private practice rooms.

The room will have a direct connection to the football field and house new locker rooms and officials dressing rooms, a new concession stand and new and expanded public restroom facilities.

Also included in the plan is a covered drop-off and pick-up area for the full length of the elementary building.

The time is now for Washington to begin building for the future and future growth.


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