Long-term investment in our schools:

  • No increase in tax rates - replaces the expiring School Facilities and Technology Levy.

  • Addresses the educational and technological demands of the 21st century.

  • Improves security and safety for students and staff by reducing the footprint of the existing school, eliminating nearly 80 exterior doors, and other security measures.

  • Eliminates physical barriers for handicapped students.

  • Eliminates the use of all 16 temporary portable classrooms.

  • Provides facilities to address student learning including appropriately designed classrooms, laboratories, shop areas, arts and drama, physical education, special education, community use, and other critical services.

  • Addresses the long-term needs of students attending Lincoln Hill High School/Lincoln Academy and Saratoga (parent-partner) School.

  • Uses existing site and improvements already paid for and useable.

Planning and construction timeline:

August 19, 2014 - Citizen Facility Advisory Committee recommended that the School Board authorize planning to replace Stanwood High School.           

December 16, 2014 - A citizen and staff committee screened and interviewed architect applicants. The school board approved selection of McGranahan Architects.

March 18, 2015 – The High School Planning Committee composed of 42 members of the community and staff began meeting.

November 2015 through May 2016 - Community meetings were held in Stanwood and Camano Island seeking input on the location, conceptual design, and financing plans for the new school.  Architects will prepare a conceptual design based on input from community, parents, students, and staff. 

April 2016 through January 2017 - District presentations to the community.

February 14, 2017 - Bond election

February 15, 2017 through February 28, 2018 - Design and bidding

March 1, 2018 through June 30, 2020 - Construction 

September 1, 2020 – Estimated occupancy