Here’s a construction update from the Clover Park School District in Lakewood:
The district, in partnership with Joint Base Lewis-McChord, is building two new elementary schools on base: Carter Lake and Hillside. The schools will be built at their current locations. Construction is scheduled to begin this summer and be completed by fall 2013.
Funding comes from the Department of Defense and Washington state school construction funds. The DOD funding is the result of a national study of schools on military bases around the country. Carter Lake, located on the McChord section of the base, and Hillside, on Fort Lewis, ranked second and fifth on a list of the top 25 school buildings needing attention. The school district estimates that it will have final cost estimates of the two school projects by June.