PHS Construction Information

PHS Construction Information
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Dear Prosser School District Parents and Patrons,

The staff and students of the district are so thankful for the support we receive from you, our community.  That support is affording us the opportunity to build a new high school and renovate our three elementary schools.  The board and administration work closely together to review the school plans and make decisions related to our construction projects.

Most recently, we have received many communications regarding the plans for Prosser High and the idea that a second gym is an alternate project.  This decision is a result of many months of planning and review of projected costs for the project.  The goal is to provide for all the educational needs of our students now and for the future, but we had to make some difficult decisions to reduce the overall cost of the project.  These decisions are being made with much thought and discussion.  

There are many more ‘wants’ than we are able to fund and the second gym is a total cost $2.2 million dollars.  At the time the decision was made for the second gym to become an alternate, we were $9 million over budget.  Although we have made significant cuts across the project, we are still remain $3 million over budget.  In June, the district will receive an updated cost estimate for the high school project.   We are hopeful these new projections will be much closer to our target. As for the second gym, at minimum, we will be developing the site so that the gym can be added in the future if funding is found.  

The board and district appreciates all of your feedback and input on our construction projects.  We plan to break ground on the new high school in late fall or early winter of the 2019-2020 school year.  


Peggy Douglas                           Deanna Flores
School Board Chair Interim Superintendent

The New PHS Design Plans will be at the District Office for community members who would like to stop in and look at them.  The address to the District Office is 1126 Meade Ave Suite A.  

Deanna Flores
Interim Superintendent
Prosser School District



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