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Walla Walla Public Schools ask for $48 million bond

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November 7, 2012 -

WALLA WALLA, Wash. - Walla Walla Public Schools are putting a $48 million bond up for a vote in February.

The bond would help fund a $69.6 million modernization of Walla Walla High School. All of the existing buildings were built in 1963, but would be repurposed in the design to reduce costs.

The project is eligible for $21.6 million in state matching dollars which will be used on the Wa-Hi project. The cost is 68 cents per $1,000 assessed value. The recently approved College Place bond was $2.67 per $1,000. 

The project will fund improvements in the Science/Math building, Academic building, Commons/Library, CTE building and Music/Drama spaces. A new Fitness Center will replace the existing weight room, 10 tennis courts and a new all weather track will be added to support PE and athletic programs.