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Community Meeting About Options High School Project

Posted: April 14, 2016

Several Sunnyland neighbors have requested to meet with Bellingham Public Schools to discuss the new Options High School project. Some neighbors have shared concerns about the size of the school, traffic and parking. This new facility on Franklin Street (where the Options portables are currently located) will house Options High School, along with a variety of other district programs, which may include GRADS and career and technical education ( CTE) offerings. A committee made up of students, parents, community members and staff has been planning this project for more than a year; you can find information and the communications about this project here, including a current site and floor plan (this has been refined since the committee’s recommendation last year with more parking added). Construction on this project is scheduled to begin this June.

If you have interest in this project, please take a moment to review the latest site plans online and/or feel free to call Ron Cowan, Executive Director of Capital Projects and School Facilities at 676-6521. Or, you are invited to attend an informational meeting with district staff and neighbors from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 18 at Options High School. Anyone is welcome to attend. At this meeting, there will be an opportunity to learn more, view plans, ask questions and discuss any concerns.