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Voters in the South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo Schools) district approved both Bond Question 1 and Bond Question 2 requests. Voters also approved SoWashCo Schools’ request to revoke and replace the Technology Projects Levy.

SoWashCo Schools will begin design work for buildings in two phases with the goal of completing all projects within the next three years.

During 2024, architects will continue to meet with groups of staff and families to gather input, feedback and start the design work for additions and renovations at Cottage Grove, Lake, Oltman and Woodbury middle schools, as well as East Ridge, Park and Woodbury high schools.

After the design phase is completed for each project, construction permits for the work will be secured and the request for proposals (RFP) bidding process for the construction will begin. The start and end of the construction schedule are also determined by frost.

SoWashCo Schools hopes to have the first construction projects completed by Fall 2026 and all the construction projects done by Fall 2027. 

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Projected Schedule

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Detailed Schedule

See the link above to view a detailed schedule that outlines the proposed timeline at each site throughout the projects. 

Please note that this is a proposed schedule and design and construction schedules are subject to change. 

Process

Visit the link above to learn more about the steering committee's plans to implement the five-year facility package.

Construction Project Phases

Phase 1:

In January 2024, the design process began with the highest priority items from the bond election – addressing the safety and security and overcrowding in our secondary schools.

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Phase 1 Details

Phase 2:

In January 2025, design and planning work will begin for our elementary school construction projects at eight elementary schools. 

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Phase 2 Details

Latest Updates

South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo Schools) will permanently close the swimming pools at Woodbury Middle School (WMS) and Woodbury High School (WHS) after the 2024-25 boys swimming season is complete.

Questions?

As the long-range facility process moves forward, this section will expand to provide more information to the community about the on-going projects.

If you have a question about our Facility Planning, please use the button below to submit your question to us and we will respond back to you.

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*choose "long-range facility planning" in the drop-down on the contact us form

Project Designs

When design concepts become available they will be posted below underneath their site tab. All design concepts are drafts and are subject to change. 

Community Design Feedback

After initial designs are created, SoWashCo Schools will host community meetings. These meetings will be an opportunity for community members to review plans and share feedback on the data and decisions to help refine the plan before a final recommendation is sent to the Superintendent for board approval.

We will post the meeting details here as soon as the events are scheduled.