COME & MEET THE ARCHITECT!
The architect, Laurence Rose, from Design West, the agency designing the new Intermediate School and the High School addition, will here on:
Thursday, May 23
High School Library
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
to answer questions, take suggestions and speak about the project.
This is a unique opportunity to be in-the-know about the details of the project from the very beginning.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME & ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND!
Please spread the word, this is a community effort and we appreciate your input!
Please contact David Andra at 346.2222 if you have questions or need more information.
See You There!
CONSTRUCTION BOND PASSES!
I found out the bond passed on April 23, 2013 by the slim margin of 60.08%. I had mixed emotions because 39.92 % of the voters did not approve this measure. My goal is to build trust and be transparent as we move forward with our construction project.
There were many students, staff, parents and community members that were instrumental in supporting the bond by answering questions and giving out information.
First, and foremost, this project is for the future of our students. As we continue to grow, we will have the capability to provide needed space, to have smaller class sizes and to have adequate testing areas.
Thank you doesn’t convey the depth of what I feel right this moment. What I can say is “Let’s get building!”
Superintendent Rosemarie Search
I was so impressed to see how many people got involved to make this happen. I hope to continue to involve staff, students, and community members as we move forward. Everybody keeps asking "what day do I bring my shovel?" The quick answer is that we will be able to start the high school project right away but will need to wait until the state releases matching funds to start the intermediate school. This is expected to happen in July 2014. That does not mean that we aren't making progress in the meantime.
A lot will happen behind the scenes in the next few months. We are already working on all of the legal requirements to issue the bonds. This includes financing schedules, receiving our credit rating, and eventually selling the bonds. There will be an opportunity for locals to purchase the bonds if they wish. The bonds will probably be issued in mid-July.
Simultaneously, we are working with our architect on schedules and more detailed plans. In the next two weeks we will put together a team of staff, students, and community members to develop the "educational specifications" for the high school addition. This is a chance for the architect to get input on classroom layout, lighting, cabinetry, technology, features, etc. He will then be able take our ideas and prepare the plan so we can put the project out to bid. The high school will break ground sometime next school year and will be ready to occupy for the 2014-15 school year. We will also be working to complete all planning for the intermediate school so we are ready to proceed as soon as the state releases the state match.
Please visit the Royal School District website to keep updated on the progress and feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
David Andra, Business Manager
NEW ROYAL HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL CHOSEN
After a comprehensive selection process for a new principal for Royal High School, the Board of Directors has appointed Matthew Ellis.
Matt is currently a vice-principal for Pasco High School and, previous to that assignment, he was a history teacher in Grandview WA.
He comes to the district with a resume of impressive accomplishments and is eager to begin.
Although Matt’s contract begins in July, his plan is to spend several days at the high school before school ends. This will give him the opportunity to meet staff and help make decisions for the 2013-2014 school year.
- RICK FOLLETT CHOSEN ATHLETIC DIRECTOR of the YEAR!
- OSPI & BOARD of EDUCATION RECOGNIZES ROYAL HIGH SCHOOL & ROYAL MIDDLE SCHOOL
- RHS PRINCIPAL JACK HILL MOVING on to NEW ADVENTURES
- SAD NEWS
- Regional High School Art Show Winners
- Washington's Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET)
- Royal School District Announces “Employees of the Year”
- AGRICULTURE TEACHER POSITION