Last spring when Northwood Middle School 7th grader Gabriel Kennedy-Gibbens learned an oak tree, estimated to be 135 years old, was going to be removed from the Northwood/Farwell campus to make room for new athletic fields, this environmentally conscious young man began exploring ways to save the tree.
The Mead School District has received approval from the state to use the General Contractor/Construction Manager delivery method for the Midway Modernization and Additions Project. The deadline to submit proposals is 3 p.m., Tuesday, June 23, 2016.
The Mead School District Board of Directors on October 26, 2015, awarded the General Contractor/Construction Manager (GCCM) contract for the replacement of Northwood Middle School to Garco Construction of Spokane.
Thanks to the $314,447 OSPI Emergency Response Grant the Mead School District received in the spring of 2014, plus some additional monies from the February 2015 Facilities Improvement Bond earmarked for security enhancements, technology has been installed making it possible to put a school in "lockdown" status from any classroom.
The four portable classrooms at Brentwood Elementary received both interior and exterior upgrades during the summer of 2015 thanks to funds provided by Mead voters via the February 2015 Facilities improvement Bond.