PENDLETON — The Pendleton School District will host a public meeting Monday to discuss the latest developments on a $57.4 million bond passed by voters last November.

According to a press release, attendees will get a chance to hear presentations from Wenaha Group project leader Dave Fishel and representatives from BBT Architects on the current state of the projects, which includes replacing Sherwood Heights and Washington elementary schools with new buildings and converting Hawthorne School into an early learning center and full-day kindergarten.

Other projects to be addressed with the bond include turning Lincoln Elementary School into the district’s central office, converting West Hills Intermediate School into a career-technical center, adding an air conditioning system to Sunridge Middle School and installing a new roof on McKay Creek Elementary.

Construction officials will provide the remaining timelines for all the projects and present new 3-D drawings of the new buildings.

Builders will start the Hawthorne project first in anticipation of a state recommendation that all districts have a full-day kindergarten by the 2015-2016 school year. The new schools are projected to be finished by fall of 2016.

The meeting will be held at the Pendleton High School Commons on Monday at 7 p.m. The Pendleton School Board will hold a special meeting on the fiscal year 2015 budget at the InterMountain Education Service District Lodge Pole Room at 5:45 p.m. with its regularly scheduled meeting to follow at 6 p.m.

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