State School Construction Assistance Injects $313 Million Into State Economy
OLYMPIA — July 14, 2011 — Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn today announced that more than $313 million in capital construction money made available by the Legislature and approved by the Governor for the 2011-13 biennium is being released to school districts throughout the state. Added to nearly $575 million in local funds, today’s release will bring more than $888 million into the state’s economy.
A total of 24 districts, in partnership with the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, are ready to begin or continue work on 32 new school buildings and school building modernization projects.
The school districts funded this year are: Othello, Kennewick, Evergreen, Eastmont, Orient, North Franklin, Pomeroy, Warden, Seattle, Shoreline, Lake Washington, Northshore, Tacoma, Sumner, Clover Park, Bethel, Mount Vernon, Everett, Snohomish, Spokane, Cheney, Wellpinit, Meridian and Yakima.
Approval for funding was determined by a number of factors. The district must have local funds and applied to OSPI for the project. Projects are already designed and ready to begin construction or in some cases have started construction. Details of the application process can be found in the
School Facilities Manual.
The state’s school construction assistance program also includes a set-aside of approximately $1.2 million in public art allocations for new facilities.
For more information on school construction projects, visit
School Facilities (OSPI).
The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is the primary agency charged with overseeing K-12 education in Washington state. Led by State School Superintendent Randy Dorn, OSPI works with the state’s 295 school districts and nine Educational Service Districts to administer basic education programs and implement education reform on behalf of more than one million public school students.
OSPI does not discriminate and provides equal access to its programs and services for all persons without regard to race, color, gender, religion, creed, marital status, national origin, sexual preference/orientation, age, veteran’s status or the presence of any physical, sensory or mental disability.
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