Bellingham Public Schools

Facilities Projects

Department Owner: 

Thank you voters for your continued support! The bond on Nov. 5, 2013 passed with 66 percent approval. 

Funding for school construction, facility improvements, and property purchases mostly comes from local voters through bond elections. This is separate from the district's general fund and by law, cannot be used for day-to-day operations or to address budget shortfalls. Funding for staffing to operate schools comes from the district's general fund.

Bond Projects Update - October 2014

Bond Projects Timeline

*These are estimates. Timelines will be adjusted as needed. 

LocationProjectEstimated Completion*Additional Information
Birchwood Elementary School

Rebuild Birchwood

Fall 2014 (part of 2006 bond)Birchwood Update
Birchwood Website
Lowell Elementary SchoolRenovate Lowell (video)August 2015

Lowell Design Advisory Group

Project Photos

Project Camera

Happy Valley Elementary SchoolRebuild Happy Valley (video)August 2016

Happy Valley Ed. Specs/Design Committee

Project Photos

Parkview Elementary SchoolRenovate Parkview (video)August 2016

Parkview Elementary School Improvements RFQ

Parkview Design Advisory Group

Bellingham and Squalicum high school fieldsUpgrades high school fields to turf (video)August 2016 
Options High SchoolRebuild Options (video)August 2017New Options High School Ed. Spec/Design Advisory Committee
Transportation GarageRenovate facility (video)August 2018 
Sehome High schoolRebuild Sehome (video)August 2019 
Central KitchenBuild Central Kitchen (video)August 2019 
Gordon Carter Conservation SiteWater, sewer and initial constructionAugust 2019 
All SchoolsSafety and energy upgrades (video)Projects completed throughout 2014-19 Updates
District OfficeRenovate facility (video)August 2019