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.

For more information about our projects contact: 676-6531

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

Time-Lapse Video

Happy Valley Elementary SchoolRebuild Happy Valley (video)August 2016

Happy Valley Ed. Specs/Design Committee

Project Photos

Time-Lapse Video

Demolition Camera

Parkview Elementary SchoolRenovate Parkview (video)August 2016

Parkview Design Advisory Group

Time-Lapse Video

Project Photos

Parkview Elementary School Improvements RFQ

Bellingham and Squalicum high school fieldsUpgrades high school fields to turf (video)

August 2016 (Squalicum)

August 2017 

High School Turf Fields Advisory Group

Squalicum Field Cam

Options High SchoolRebuild Options (video)August 2017

New Options High School Ed. Spec/Design Advisory Committee

Project Photos

Work Zone Camera

Transportation GarageRenovate facility (video)August 2018 
Sehome High schoolRebuild Sehome (video)August 2019

Sehome High School Design Advisory Committee

Advertisement for EC/CM and MC/CM Services

RFQ for EC/CM 

RFQ for MC/CM 

Addendum 1

Addendum 2 - ECCM RFQ

Addendum 2 - MCCM RFQ

Central KitchenBuild Central Kitchen (video)August 2019

Food Services Advisory Group

 Sehome High School /Central Kitchen RFQ

Gordon Carter Conservation SiteWater, sewer and initial constructionAugust 2019Gordon Carter Environmental Learning Center Vision Advisory Group
All SchoolsSafety and energy upgrades (video)Projects completed throughout 2014-19 Updates
District OfficeRenovate facility (video)August 2019