Pasco School District is not just building schools, we’re building and enhancing our community. On March 26, 2019, the Board of Directors approved the Long-Term Facilities Management plan to address facility needs for the district. The plan includes the addition of a new comprehensive high school.
Pasco School District's Comprehensive High School #3 Planning Task Force is meeting twice a month through May 2020 to review, study, and evaluate research and best practices for high school facility learning environments. Their work will also include developing a set of initial conceptual facility design ideas for the Superintendent and School Board. The Task Force includes community members, parents, PSD staff members and students, representing all areas of Pasco.
Members of Pasco's High School Planning Task Force recently traveled to the Yakima Valley on October 10 to visit three recently-built high schools in the area. The group toured West Valley High School and Eisenhower High School in Yakima, and also visited Wapato High School in Wapato. The group visited each school's commons area, as well as the libraries, CTE classrooms, science labs, gymnasiums, weight rooms and fitness training facilities. The group is working to create a conceptual design for a third comprehensive high school in Pasco.
PSD's Comprehensive High School #3 Planning Task Force held their third meeting on September 4 inside the library at Pasco High School. The group worked through some visioning exercises which were led by DLR Group and MMEC Architects, the District's design partners on this project. The exercises will help the group develop some guiding principles for their work. The group will use these guiding principles as they work together to draft a potential design plan for a future Comprehensive High School #3.
PSD's Comprehensive High School #3 Planning Task Force held their first meeting on August 7 at the Booth Administration Building. PSD Superintendent Michelle Whitney shared a message with the group about the District's philosophy and approach toward facilities management. DLR Group and MMEC Architecture, the District's design partners on this project, also shared some background information about themselves and the vision that they have for the planning process. Members of the task force also shared some of their reasons for wanting to be involved in the planning process and their goals for the group.