State grant lands Carbonado roof

Carbonado Historical School District Superintendent Scott Hubbard doesn’t know if all the letters informing districts they had received an Urgent Repair Grant came with a personal note from Washington state schools leader Randy Dorn, but he was tickled his did.

Carbonado Historical School District Superintendent Scott Hubbard doesn’t know if all the letters informing districts they had received an Urgent Repair Grant came with a personal note from Washington state schools leader Randy Dorn, but he was tickled his did.

Hubbard’s kindergarten through eighth-grade school was one of 62 school districts in the state to recently receive an Urgent Repair Grant from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

About $5 million is being distributed to districts for 73 capital construction projects through the grant program. The program is solely for nonrecurring costs associated with necessary school facility repairs and renovations related to unforeseen health and safety needs.

Carbonado received $85,000 that will reroof its main building, built in 1927, and a covered, attached walkway. Hubbard said the current roof is at least 21 years old, perhaps older.

“We are excited,” Hubbard said. “This is especially good news for my small community. It means that I don’t have to go out and ask them for a capital projects levy when they’re already giving so much for our maintenance and operation levy.”

According to Hubbard’s letter and an OSPI press release, a rigorous competitive selection process was used to evaluate and prioritize requests from the 108 school district applications totaling more than $12 million in projects. The data provided by the applicants provides excellent information for future budgetary considerations.

“This is a great program,” Dorn said in the press release. “It gives the state a chance to give quick help to districts that need minor but critical repairs, such as fire sprinkler systems and roofs and water systems.”

The Carbonado project is expected to be bid in March with construction during the summer.

 

More in News

Jeter returns to Bonney Lake as police chief

The city has grown since he left 13 years ago, but Bryan Jeter says he’s ready for the challenge.

Cross-country cyclists make first stop in Enumclaw

Pi Kappa Phi fraternity members from all around the country stopped at Ashley House on their first stop on the Journey of Hope tour.

Staying involved helped one man out of homelessness, and empower others | Public Health Insider

Having a cause and advocating for others helped Greg Francis leave homelessness behind.

Wyatt Hodder same in third in one of this year’s tree climbing competitions. Photo by Ashley Britschgi
Junior Show attracts 142 competitors, here are the winners

Make sure you don’t miss the big event next weekend.

City shifts approach on downtown property plans

The Enumclaw City Council decided to seek “letters of interest” from potential developers instead of a traditional Request for Proposals.

After Seattle’s controversial employee head tax was repealed, King County Executive Dow Constantine wants to bond against existing tax revenues to generate $100 million for affordable housing. Photo by Joe Mabel/Wikipedia Commons
County executive proposes $100 million affordable housing bond

The money was already coming, but Constantine wants to speed up the process.

Bonney Lake High School graduation 2018 | Slideshow

Check out the Panthers in their cap and gowns getting ready for life’s next challenges.

Programs come together for benefit of White River graduates

Check out which Hornets were honored during the 2018 graduation.

Enumclaw Health and Rehab offers free nursing training

The next round of classes starts Monday, June 26, and runs through July 24.

Most Read