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Pioneer Middle School plans are approved

Pioneer Middle School rendering via Walla Walla Public Schools

WALLA WALLA, Washington – The Walla Walla Public Schools Board of Directors has recently approved schematic designs for Pioneer Middle School. The decision by the board of directors comes following months of design planning and research, site visits to regional schools and staff input meetings.

“The schematic designs approved by the board deliver on every one of our pre-bond promises,” Superintendent Wade Smith said. “We have expanded access to performing and visual arts, made safety improvements, enlarged physical education and cafeteria spaces to accommodate current student populations, improved science, plus career and technical education classrooms and upgraded energy efficiency systems to reduce operating costs.”

Smith said construction will begin in September and take approximately two years to complete. The bulk of the project is focused on the 1950’s wing of the building not impacted by the 1990 fire which damaged the north wing of the school.

The project modernizes classrooms, relocates the school’s entrance closer to Bridge Street for improved line of site to the main doors, adds dozens of parking spaces, creates a parent drop off and pick up lane and replaces operating systems for heating, cooling and electricity. Additional physical education spaces and expanding band, choir and orchestra classrooms are also highlights of the approved design.

To see floor and site plans for Pioneer Middle School, visit


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