Lincoln High renovation is on the agenda

By on Monday, July 19th, 2021 in Columbia Basin News More Top Stories

WALLA WALLA – The Walla Walla Public Schools Board of Directors will discuss the renovation of Lincoln High School at its regular business meeting and executive session Tuesday at 4 p.m.

The board will consider a resolution certifying the intent to construct the Lincoln High School project for which state funding assistance is being provided. In November 2018, voters approved a $65.6 million replacement bond for Walla Walla Public Schools, which included the construction/modernization of Lincoln High School.

Also being considered by the board are resolutions certifying that the modernized Lincoln High School will be used for instructional purposes for at least five years after completion of the project and it has been determined that the useful life of Lincoln High School will be extended at least thirty years.

Plus, the board will consider a resolution authorizing Superintendent Wade Smith to act on recommendation and award a construction project for the Lincoln High School modernization project. The total amount is not to exceed the district’s established construction budget of $9,950,000, inclusive of state sales tax. Bids will be open July 22 with construction beginning this fall.

The remodel of Lincoln High School includes practical renovation of the current facility such as HVAC, electrical, plumbing, windows/doors, and energy efficiency considerations. Also included is a modest facility addition necessary to support the required elevator and shaft addition for ADA compliance, incorporate an ADA accessible and secure vestibule main entrance, and a modest performing arts addition.

The Lincoln High School renovation is scheduled to be completed in December 2022, but the district said it could be done earlier depending on phasing. The board of directors will be meeting in person. The meeting will also be streamed on the district’s YouTube channel at