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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

4,942 Confirmed Skagit Cases
400-409 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

318 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
44,613 Fully Vaccinated
57,198 Initial Doses Given

Statewide

379,100 Confirmed Cases Statewide
22,614 Hospitalizations

5,539 Deaths Statewide
2,419,434 Fully Vaccinated
3,368,279 Initial Doses Given

Updated 6 pm, May 5, 2021.

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