It’s elementary: TRPA approves school expansion |

It’s elementary: TRPA approves school expansion

With an approval from the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Wednesday, the Incline Elementary School consolidation project is free to start construction.

This will allow students in kindergarten through second grade to join the Incline Elementary 3-5 School by the time the doors open for the 2009-2010 school year, according to Washoe County School District Superintendent Paul Dugan.

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Governing Board approved a permit for the expansion of the Incline 3-5 elementary school Wednesday.

The expansion will add another addition and allow the Incline 3-5 and K-2 schools to merge into one. Currently, the K-2 school is located on Southwood Boulevard and the 3-5 school is located in a new building on Northwood Boulevard.

Dugan expected work to begin soon on the school shortly, but provided no firm date for construction to commence. The new school is expected to accommodate approximately 500 students. The two elementary schools currently have a combined enrollment of 423.

Construction on the current portion of the 3-5 school wrapped up in 2003.

He said the district’s Board of Trustees have yet to decide what to with the 40-year-old K-2 school once it is no longer in use. Dugan said the campus is currently valued at around $4.5 million.

The Washoe County School District Board of Trustees approved a $9.5 allocation of bond funds that included a provision to consolidate the two Incline elementary campuses last March.

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