The progress has been impressive, and Bethel’s three new school buildings will be move-in ready in a matter of months. Project Manager Pat Bradshaw has an update on the very latest developments at Willamette, Fairfield and Malabon.
It’s an exciting time for kids! For the first time Malabon students have been given a tour of their new school, which is still under construction. Tag along to see what they saw.
The new Malabon and Fairfield schools are only a few months away from being completed.
Sheetrock is being hung in the classrooms, the siding is being installed, and what were once the shell of new buildings are now bustling with activity inside.
The two-story schools should be move-in ready by June. Then demolition of the old schools will begin, allowing for the construction of new parking lots and play fields.
The new Malabon and Fairfield schools are courtesy of the Bethel bond measure, passed in 2012 with a 73% Yes vote.
The Core Team – the volunteer group of teachers and a parent who helped with the design of the new Malabon school – have been given a walking tour inside the new building.
Although it’s still more than five months from completion, the Team could see the light-filled classrooms, the welcoming entrance and a large Discovery Lab.
While crews are working hard on the mechanical systems, plumbing, and HVAC installation, the process of drying out the inside of the building continues.
Tours for students will take place later this spring when the work environment becomes a more safe area for children.
Project Manager Pat Bradshaw provides another update from the Malabon, Fairfield and Willamette school construction sites.
They sent the bond measure to the ballot in 2012, campaigned on its behalf, approved the school designs, and now Bethel’s School Board members have had a chance to see the new schools under construction.
Project Manager Pat Bradshaw led School Board members on a tour of the construction sites of the new Fairfield and Malabon Elementary schools and Willamette’s Science/Office addition.
Bradshaw is providing the Board with regular video updates on the progress, but the changes are happening fast and nothing can take the place of an actual walk-through.
All the construction is expected to be complete by the start of the 2015 school year next September. And all of the work is being funded by the Bethel bond measure, passed two years ago with a 73% yes vote.
Construction on Bethel’s two new elementary schools and a high school science/office addition is zooming along. Willamette’s science building is almost completely enclosed, and the roofs should be on the new Fairfield and Malabon schools in a matter of weeks.
Check out the links on the right side Construction Updates column. Project Manager Pat Bradshaw offers regular updates, including some interesting insights into the building projects.
Below is a look at time lapse videos of all three projects. These school buildings are made possible by the generous support of Bethel voters who approved the 2012 Bethel Bond with an incredible 73% Yes vote.
Crews from Hyland Construction have poured the foundation for the new Malabon Elementary School and walls are going up. This updated time lapse video shows the progress workers are making, with the school scheduled to open in fall of 2015.
The start of summer has signaled a huge amount of work throughout Bethel School District, thanks to the Bethel bond measure. Below are just some of the projects now underway.
Dirt has been ceremonially turned, now the big equipment is ready to move in and start construction of the new Fairfield and Malabon elementary schools.
Ground breaking ceremonies took place at each school, with all the students gathered around for the event.
The buildings’ contractors and architects joined elected officials and Bethel staff to help mark the start of construction.
Construction will begin in earnest during the summer months, and both schools should be complete at this time next year.
The two oldest elementary schools in the district were slated for replacement thanks to the Bethel bond measure, passed by voters with a 73% Yes vote.