December Construction Update: Ruby Bridges Elementary

Ruby Bridges exterior with rock wall

Ruby Bridges Elementary, formerly Elementary #21, was officially named on Dec. 9 by the Northshore School Board. The project continues to progress both inside and out.

In December the rockery retaining wall was installed in the east parking lot and site prep work began for the accessible playground area. Additionally, the asphalt-treated base was placed in the bus entryway, as well as the staff parking area. 

Interior finish work is ongoing within the building. Casework, cabinets, ceiling grids, lighting, doors and hardware are being installed throughout various sections of the school. 

Power and lights were connected at the Large On-site Sewage System (LOSS) building in December. Operation of the septic equipment motors and generators will be tested in the coming months.

In the new year, landscape boulders and asphalt will be placed for the playground, and kitchen equipment will be connected to power. 

This project was made possible by the generous support of Northshore voters, who approved the 2018 bond.

Continue to follow the school’s progress by visiting our construction page.

Ruby Bridges interior