As we head into the last eight weeks of school, I wanted to touch base with an update about our building project.
It comes as no surprise that we are slightly delayed, due to the permitting process, but still on track to open the new building by the end of the 2018-19 school year. I met this week with Dale Pinney, our project manager, and he expects that we’ll receive both our Master Use Permit and our building permit shortly after the end of the school year. So we will plan to move out of the building after the conclusion of this school year, finishing the year in all of our “regular” spaces.
Our transition to new space will happen during the early months of the summer -- keep your eyes peeled for information about an upcoming family work day in June! We’ll need your help preparing the main building for demolition and moving boxes to our new spaces.
Speaking of new spaces, I’m delighted to let you know that we have secured the additional space we need for next year from our current landlords. In addition to the extended lease on the East Village and Outpost, we will also be renting most of the Vitamilk building, the white block building immediately adjacent to the East Village parking lot. In this space we will pick up three more classrooms, as well as additional office space and teacher planning space. Our current landlords, Green Lake North LLC, have proven to be supportive partners in helping us to navigate this building project -- we’re lucky to have them on our team!
Thank you all for your continued support of Billings and of this project! I look forward to sharing exciting construction photos with you as early as this summer!