ASD hosts virtual public meeting about Lea Hill Elementary project

The Auburn School District hosts a community information night about the Lea Hill Elementary replacement project from 6-7 p.m. May 12 via Zoom.

This project is part of the $456 million Building for Learning bond the ASD community approved in 2016 to replace six aging schools and build two new elementary schools.

At the meeting, the district will provide an overview of the project, present architectural drawings and answer questions.

The meeting is open to all, but participants will need to create a free Zoom account to access it via the Zoom link at Attendees may also participate via telephone at 253-215-8782.

To date, the bond has replaced Olympic Middle School, built in 1957, and Dick Scobee Elementary, built in 1954 and opened as North Auburn Elementary. Still to come are the replacements of Lea Hill Elementary, built in 1965, Chinook Elementary, built in 1963, Pioneer Elementary, built in 1959, and Terminal Park Elementary, built in 1945.

The two new elementary schools are Bowman Creek, which opened in 2020, and the as-yet unnamed Elementary #16 at 13002 SE 304th St. on Lea Hill. The latter is slated to open in the fall of 2021 and serve as the interim site for Lea Hill Elementary during the 2021-22 school year when that school is razed and replaced. The two schools will provide increased classroom space. The district selected BLRB Architects to design and administer construction of Elementary School #16.

The timeline for completing all of the projects is about eight years.

Questions may be directed to More information all of the bond projects is available at

Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in News

Screenshot from Google Images
Hot housing market forces out many first-time homebuyers

Housing experts concerned about the long-term impacts on generational wealth.

King County District Court, South Division, Auburn Courthouse is located in the City of Auburn at 340 E. Main St. in the Auburn Justice Center. This facility provides court services for the cities of Auburn and Covington. File photo
Auburn ponders states of its aging public facilities

Consultant offers multiple recommendations.

Courtesy photo
Construction lift catches fire with lift operator stuck at the top | Fire blotter

Between June 7 and June 13, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded… Continue reading

Man charged with assault on Auburn senior citizen and attempted vehicle theft

Auburn Police claim Steven W Jackson punched the 74-year Auburn man who… Continue reading

VRFA Fire Captain retires this month after 32 years with the fire service. Courtesy of VRFA
VRFA Fire Captain Dave Berg retires

A career in the fire service means dedicating yourself to helping others.… Continue reading

File photo
Reckless driver loses control of vehicle and strikes four others | Auburn police blotter

Auburn police responded to the following calls for service among many others… Continue reading

Dr. Amit Desai of St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way receives a COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 17, 2020. Photo courtesy of CHI Franciscan
Vaccination data reveals disparities among regions and race

South King County and certain minority groups are far behind on COVID-19 vaccine goals.

A protective mask hanging on a front door. (Sound Publishing file photo)
King County to lift indoor mask mandate on June 29

About 1.3 million county residents have completed their COVID-19 vaccine series.

File photo
King County leaders propose emergency funding for gun violence prevention initiative

Sixty-nine people were reportedly shot during the first quarter of 2021.

Most Read