Public invited to meet architects for FWHS remodel
July 12, 2012 · 5:36 PM
Mirror staff reports:
Architects from SRG Partnership, the firm helping Federal Way Public Schools with the preliminary design stages for a possible rebuild/remodel of Federal Way High School, will be available for discussion with the community from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 18 at the district’s Support Services Facility, 1211 S. 332nd St., Federal Way.
The architects from SRG will conduct their work, and both SRG and FWPS invite community members to stop by at any time to offer input and ask questions. If there’s a large enough response toward the end of the day, FWPS indicates it will keep the doors open longer and allow community members to come in after 5 p.m.
A capital levy to rebuild Federal Way High School will be on the ballot again in November.
If approved by voters, the levy will raise $60 million to rebuild the aging Federal Way High School. The money will also renovate and update 19 playgrounds at the city's elementary schools, and bring the district’s security camera systems up to par.
In the Feb. 14 special election, the levy failed with about 47.5 percent of voters saying yes. The district has one more opportunity to present the levy to voters in 2012.
The remodeling of Federal Way High School is the district's top priority as far as construction projects. The district has already saved $50 million for the project, which has a total estimated cost of $110 million.
Leading up the November election, Federal Way Public Schools will hold forums and conversations with various sectors of the community.