Framing Our Future: The 2012 Capital Levy
We’re not just building schools, we’re building community. The capital levy which passed November 6, 2012, with over 60% of the vote, will allow the district to do $110 million worth of facility improvements while collecting just $60 million from local voters. The levy has three primary goals: rebuilding Federal Way High School; improving playgrounds at 19 elementary schools; and improving security cameras district-wide.
Rebuilding Federal Way High School: What’s happening now?
Construction of the new three-story building that will house the majority of learning spaces, administration, library, theater and the commons is moving at a fast pace. Photos of the process are being posted on the FWHSBuild Facebook page.
Construction has continued during the 2015-16 school year, with students attending classes in the portables, science labs and gyms.
See an illustrated slide show of the major phases of demolition and construction of the new Federal Way High School.
Later in 2016, the portable campus will be removed, and staff and students will move into the newly-constructed portion of the new building. The old athletic facilities and cafeteria will continue to be in use while the new gyms and food service areas are built. This phase of construction will last through the entire 2016-17 school year, extending into the summer of 2017.