Public invited to groundbreaking event on Fri., June 15, 10 a.m.
VANCOUVER — The public is invited to a ceremonial groundbreaking event to kick off construction of the new Marshall Elementary School and McLoughlin Middle School.
The event will take place from 10 to 10:30 a.m. on Fri., June 15, on the school grounds on the east side of McLoughlin Middle School at 5802 MacArthur Blvd. Parking for the event will be at McLoughlin Middle School. The new schools, which will be connected by a common wall, will be built on the site between the existing schools.
The ceremony will include remarks by Principals Bobbi Geenty, Marshall, and Travis Boeh, McLoughlin, as well as Steve Webb, superintendent, and Rosemary Fryer, school board vice president. Several students from both schools will participate in the ceremony.
Marshall Elementary School is expected to open fall 2019, and McLoughlin Middle School is scheduled to open one year later in 2020. VPS plans to remodel the current Marshall building as a new location for the students and staff at Lieser School.
Construction contracts are subject to school board approval and funded by a bond measure approved by voters in February 2017.
Information provided by Vancouver School District.