Washington High wins $4.3 million STEM facilities grant

Washington High School wins $4.3 million STEM facilities grant
Posted on 05/23/2016
STEM LogoWashington High School has won a $4.3 million grant through the Washington Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Pilot Facilities grant the Washington Legislature appropriated during their last regular session.

The grant will pay for an addition to the 900 building, and will include a complete renovation of the existing building. The learning spaces created by this grant will accommodate aerospace manufacturing, computer-aided design (CAD), and a larger-than-typical collaborative classroom in which biology, chemistry, physics and engineering classes can be taught.

"We are so excited to have received this highly competitive grant," said Dr. Frank Hewins, Superintendent of Franklin Pierce Schools. "Not only will this project greatly benefit students, I also hope this project will convey to residents and voters of our community that we are constantly seeking outside funding opportunities that are good for our students while being sensitive to the tax burden of our property owners.” The district will have a bond measure on the November 2016 ballot (Click HERE for information about the bond).

The work will begin in late summer, with an anticipated opening by the start of the 2017-2018 school year.