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The School Board has approved the concept for the newly reconstructed Anacortes High School, a design concept from Hutteball & Oremus Architecture for the school district.

Next up is School Board review on Sept. 24 of the concept for Rice Field.

The renovation project is expected to cost $89.8 million, using $86.9 million bond approved by voters earlier this year, as well as a $1 million donation from the Hendricks family, plus an expected $1.9 million in state matching funds.

Work includes 60 percent new construction and 40 percent renovation. Most of the funding, about $57 million, is for new classrooms, a commons area and library being built on War Memorial Field. Brodniak Hall and music room upgrades will add around $10.6 million. The AHS gym renovation would cost about $11 million. Rice Field upgrades would come in around $9.9 million.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

1,070 Skagit Cases (+4)
<50 Cases in ZIP 98221

95 Hospitalizations (+0)
22 Deaths (+0)
35,121 Tests
NA% Positive

81,198 Cases Statewide (+326)
7,196 Hospitalizations (+34)

2,031 Deaths Statewide (+11)

Updated 4:00 pm September 17, 2020.

Our Coronavirus page is updated each morning.

County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times

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