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Central Valley cashes in on $121.9 million bond

SPOKANE, Wash. - Evergreen Middle School received a facelift worth over $30 million Tuesday.

In February 2015, voters granted Central Valley School District a $121.9 million grant, the first for the district in 17 years. The money has gone to help fund 12 projects, but Evergreen is the only middle school to receive an upgrade.

“All the feedback we've gotten is that people are just, they're just in awe of what we have in this facility,” said Evergreen Middle School Principal John Parker. “People just walk in, look around, and say 'this is awesome.'”

The community is invited to a re-opening ceremony Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. on the middle school's brand new bleachers.

“This is huge,” said Deputy Superintendent Jay Rowell. “The capacity that we are seeing, the growth that we see in Central Valley School District is just unprecedented. Two to three percent each year, so a huge thank you to our voters for passing this bond so that we can get this done.”

Below is a list of other upcoming ceremonies in the district:

Evergreen Middle School
Tuesday, August 22, 6 p.m.
14221 E 16th Ave, Spokane Valley

Greenacres Elementary School
Thursday, August 24, 2017
17915 E 4th Ave, Spokane Valley

Chester Elementary School
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
3525 S Pines Rd, Spokane Valley

Sunrise Elementary School
Thursday, September 14, 2017
14603 E 24th Ave, Spokane Valley