In a key step toward starting its major bond projects, Bethel School District has posted a Request for Proposal (RFP) for architectural services. The chosen firm(s) will design replacements for Fairfield and Malabon Elementary Schools, and the building of a science addition at Willamette High School.
Bethel’s $49.5 million bond was passed with a 73% Yes vote in November 2012, the highest level of support in district history. It will not increase anyone’s current property tax rate but will provide for facility, security and academic improvements at every Bethel school.
Fairfield and Malabon, Bethel’s oldest elementary schools, will be completely rebuilt on the schools’ properties and then the old buildings will be demolished. Willamette’s new science classrooms will be an addition to the high school campus.