Bellevue's new elementary, middle schools on track for fall opening

Bellevue residents will see students heading into the city's brand new middle and elementary schools this fall.
Annie Zelm
Feb 23, 2012

Bellevue residents will see students heading into the city's brand new middle and elementary schools this fall.

The $15.8 million middle school should be ready by July and the $23.5 million elementary school is nearly finished, project planners said.

"We're pretty much dead on schedule," project superintendent Mike Leahey said. Both buildings will be rated with the U.S. Green Building Council and include features such as light sensors and high-grade insulation to improve energy efficiency.

More than two years ago, Bellevue voters approved a 4.9-mill bond issue to pay for the projects.

For more on the building projects at Bellevue Schools, pick up Thursday's Register or sign up here for the e-Paper for less than $8 a month.

Comments

wiredmama222

The schools look fantastic from the outside.  I would have sworn the one looked like a high school and the other a middle school.  The are very nice. 

pntbutterandjelly

As a graduate, long-term resident, elder and current business owner of Bellevue/Bellevue area....I can only hope these new schools lead the community to new heights of attitudes, involvement, direction, cooperation and expansion. For far too long far too many have retarded Bellevue's growth. The blight of downtown, like so many small communities, is dis-heartening to say the least. Now, maybe, all residents of Bellevue can bury long held greivences and mis-guided concepts for the benefit of all concerned. Thoughful, progressive and clear-minded plans need to be instituted for the long-term. It's not too late but....