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By JOHN McCALLUM
Editor 

Cheney delays high school bond vote to 2015

School board approves using $3.6 million in unused 2010 bond revenue on capital facilities needs

 

John McCallum

Some of the new teachers coming to the Cheney School District this fall took time out from orientation last Wednesday for a first-ever “new teacher” group photo at the district’s administration site on Andrus Road. From left to right are Betz Elementary fourth-grade teacher Heather Curley, Westwood Middle School library media/technology specialist Nicole Larson, Cheney High School language arts teacher Sara Leonetti, Betz Elementary fifth-grade teachers Scott Marshall and Lori Jenne and Cheney High School staff counselor Lisa Prewitt.The city of Cheney can be seen in the background.

Renovating and expanding Cheney High School will have to wait at least another year.

The Cheney School Board voted 4-1 at its Aug. 21 meeting to delay until 2015 a bond vote to fund high school renovation work. The bond would raise $44.9 million for work at the high school that includes 12 new classrooms, a larger cafeteria, redesign to ease overcrowding and student traffic flow along with a 700-seat performing arts auditorium.

The board made its decision after a public process that included research and recommendations from a citizens advisory committee, public hearing and comments and a p...



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