In May 2018, the Facilities Advisory Committee (FAC) began meeting to create facilities bond request options to be considered by the board of directors. Kirk Pawlowski of Construction Services Group served as an advisor to the committee.

To best inform their recommendations, the committee reviewed the Spring 2017 FAC recommendations (which led to the Nov. 2017 bond election).  Community input gathered after the 2017 failed bond, housing information provided by City of Longview, recommendations from the district’s Athletic Facilities Task Force, and the school board’s desire to eliminate portable classrooms in the district were also considerations.

From their work, three scenarios were developed. Community members and staff were invited to attend information and input sessions to learn more. The capital facilities bond timeline allows for additional community input at board meetings and through surveys.

Scenario A

$100 million range

Priority projects – $62.6 million

  • 540 student capacity
  • same site, new location
  • Roof, seating, locker rooms, boiler, turf, track, scoreboard, storage, concrete repairs, visitor bleachers
  • Partnerships being sought
  • District-wide projects including secure entrances, keyless access, cameras, fencing, etc.
  • RAL STEM lab, MM apprenticeship/construction trades
  • Cost being reassessed due to grant acquisition and summer 2018 improvements.

Additions under consideration

  • 540 student capacity
  • same site, new location
  • 375 student capacity
  • same site, new location
  • 375 student capacity
  • same site, same location
  • Large district-wide maintenance projects, i.e. roofs, boilers, electricity, concrete, asphalt, athletic facilities, etc.

Scenario B

$110-$125 million range

Priority projects – $70.9 million

  • 540 student capacity
  • same site, new location
  • Roof, seating, locker rooms, boiler, turf, track, scorebord, storage, concrete repairs, visitor bleachers
  • Partnerships being sought
  • District-wide projects including secure entrances, keyless access, cameras, fencing, etc.
  • RAL STEM lab, MM apprenticeship/construction trades
  • Cost being reassessed due to grant acquisition and summer 2018 improvements.
  • Large district-wide maintenance projects, i.e. roofs, boilers, electricity, concrete, asphalt, athletic facilities, etc.

Additions under consideration

  • 540 student capacity
  • same site, new location
  • 375 student capacity
  • same site, new location
  • 375 student capacity
  • same site, same location
  • 200 student capacity
  • new site east of Kessler

Scenario C

$130 million range

Priority projects – $128.6 million

  • 540 student capacity
  • same site, new location
  • 375 student capacity
  • same site, new location
  • 375 student capacity
  • same site, same location
  • District-wide projects including secure entrances, keyless access, cameras, fencing, etc.
  • RAL STEM lab
  • Cost being reassessed due to grant acquisition and summer 2018 improvements.
  • Turf, track, storage, visitor bleachers, scoreboard, etc.
  • Partnerships being sought
  • Reduced from $8.4 million
  • Large district-wide maintenance projects, i.e. roofs, boilers, electricity, concrete, asphalt, athletic facilities, etc.

Additions under consideration

  • Add stadium work (roof, locker rooms, boiler, seating, concrete, etc.)
  • increase capacity to 540 students

Projected Cost to the Homeowner

Below is an estimate of the annual and monthly cost to a homeowner in Longview, based on a home value of $200,000. Analysis of approximate tax implications were completed by Mark Prussing of ESD 112. To understand more about the effect of the McCleary decision, please read this article about the estimated 18% reduction in City of Longview property taxes beginning in 2019.

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