ratio of devices to students in each class K-4 beginning in 2018

Elementary School Construction Projects

Voter Approved Construction Projects
Ellensburg School District is thankful for the community's support in passing our Bond. We know it will have a positive impact on our community and the students we serve. This is why we are so committed to keeping the public informed of all aspects surrounding the Bond. Bookmark this page and be kept up-to-date as we watch our community grow.

This site provides the most up-to-date construction information on Ellensburg School District construction projects. If there is any information you would like to see but cannot find, please email construction@esd401.org.

Guiding Principles

  • Honor the history of the Ellensburg community
  • Honor the diversity of cultures and traditions in the region
  • Connect to the outdoors and nature, capture views of the surrounding natural environment
  • Use the community and university to provide learning and literacy richness
  • Highlight regional industry (alternative energy, agriculture, local business)
Outdoor Learning/Play
  • Include intentional outdoor spaces that foster learning and creativity
  • Integrate elements of play throughout the site and building
  • Design outdoor spaces to be flexible with a variety of areas for exploration and discovery
  • Foster a sense of stewardship for the environment
Maintenance & Durability
  • Provide enduring material for evolving education solutions
  • Design for an abundance of natural daylight, passive solar, and view
  • Create adaptable spaces to ensure future use
  • Provide a variety of easy to maintain materials and textures
Community Use & Evolving Trends
  • The entire community should be welcomed and invited to utilized the school
  • Provide flexibility for both learning and community activities
  • Provide intentional Student-centered spaces
  • Design adaptable spaces and infrastructure for changing educational models and community needs
  • Represent the community’s values of stewardship
The construction delivery method will be the General Contractor/Construction Manager (GC/CM) model. This method allows for the School District to hire one contractor who will team with the School District and the designers to provide their construction expertise through the design, permitting, and construction phases which was completed April,  2019.
The project has some demanding features that will need the contractor’s input including required coordination with existing utilities and local, state, and federal agencies.  Issues that will need to be addressed after Schematic Design include:
  • Cost impacts for scheduling and feasibility
  • Good/safe access for public/student/staff and construction worker safety
  • Integrating new and existing site utilities on adjacent sites
  • Maintaining service access for existing site and building components
  • Maintaining services and access to adjacent public and private spaces/residences
  • Finding and using the best combination of local and regional source for labor and materials

Mt. Stuart Elementary School

New Elementary School

Lincoln Elementary School

New Elementary Schools
  • Build a new 500-student elementary school on District-owned property near Mt. Stuart Elementary
  • Build a new-in-lieu 500-student Mt. Stuart Elementary school on existing Mt. Stuart Elementary property
  • Seek continual feedback from the community on the school's design throughout the planning phase
Expansion & Renovation
  • Add classroom, gym, and cafeteria space to Lincoln Elementary increasing capacity and restoring hallways and storage spaces to their normal uses
  • Eliminate the use of portable buildings, regaining learning time lost during transitions and improving security
Maintenance & Safety
  • Address maintenance and safety concerns at Mt. Stuart and Lincoln Elementaries, including parking and traffic improvements, secure entrances, and HVAC upgrades
  • Make seismic improvements to bring Lincoln Elementary up to code

Parents, Staff, Students and Community Members,

The Ellensburg School District Board of Directors authorized a bond proposition to be placed on the November 6, 2018, special election ballot to alleviate overcrowding and address critical safety and maintenance concerns at the elementary school level. This plan will add space, build a replacement Mt. Stuart Elementary,  and renovate Lincoln Elementary, and build a new elementary school on newly purchased property on the northwest side of town.

Resolution 06.10.18

Essential facts about the 2018 bond
Cost & tax rate estimates

Hechos esenciales sobre la propuesta
Costos y estimaciones