Voters in the Pioneer and Hood Canal school districts will decide in February whether the build a cooperative high school. The school boards held a joint meeting Thursday night to discuss the concept with residents.
During the meeting, held at the new Pioneer Middle School, Superintendents Marty Brewer and Shawn Batstone told residents they are looking to build the new high school in the MacEwan Prairie area which is where the two districts share a border. The school would be 100,000 square feet, built on 40 to 50 acres, house up to 750 students and is estimated to cost $60 Million to $70 Million. Each district will be asking its voters to approve 30-year, $30 Million construction bonds and since the school is a cooperative effort, the state match could be as much as $10 Million.