In November 2018, voters passed three bond referendum questions. The requests were for a bond not to exceed $17,013,311 for safety, security and modernization of educational spaces at North Park Elementary School (NP) and Columbia Heights High School (CHHS). The Bond Referendum has now moved into the building stage beginning with ground breaking celebrations at both sites in late August.
The addition of the CHHS band room and the renovated performing art spaces are scheduled to be completed by February 2020. The extensive renovations at North Park Elementary are scheduled to be completed by September 2020.
“With the start of the school year and seeing the construction start – everyone is looking forward to seeing the end result. Kids, staff…everybody is excited,” said CHHS Principal Dan Wrobleski.
“We can’t wait until the end so we can use these great new facilities! NP Principal Jeff Cacek noted the school is embracing a year of construction. “We’re so excited about the renovations,” he said.