The vote for the College Place School Bond for the rebuilding of Davis Elementary and the building of a high school took place on April 17. Sixty-one percent of voters voted yes. Final count of the votes will take place by April 20.
The next step in the process is to tally the votes again on April 20, and then plan for the new school buildings. The school bond is a $38.5 million project, which will be paid for by taxes.
Once the new schools are built, about 400 students from Wa-Hi, who live in College Place school district, will then attend that high school.
As a result, Wa-Hi’s various athletics would go from 4a to 3a classification, and some extra-curricular programs may be downsized. In addition to Wa-Hi losing students, approximately 15 teachers are expected to be cut. The project will, at the very least, take two years to complete.