Westlake voters approved a 1.3-mill bond issue and 0.8-mill permanent improvement levy on Nov. 8, 2016. The bond issue will fund a new, centrally located PK-4 elementary school to replace the district's four aging schools. The PI levy creates a separate maintenance fund for capital expenses to help protect the public's investment in facilities.
The combined 2.1-mill issue completes the final phase of the Master Facilities Plan.
Architectural Fly Through
We hope you enjoy this animated building Information Modeling architectural fly-through video from Lesko Architects. The video (below) opens at the front entrance to the building. The colors you see on the walls and floors is what you will see in the completed building. Fixtures and furniture depicted in the video are not finalized but placed to provide perspective.
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- :06 seconds - Visitors will enter a contained vestibule that requires check-in at the office to the left.
- :19 - The video takes visitors into the cafeteria, which can also open into the gymnasium. The spaces are divided by portable walls. The combined area provides space for larger, school-wide events.
- :47 - Travel continues down the hallway to the 1st & 2nd Grade House to the media center. Each grade level will have its own media center, which will highlight different color selections chosen through a collaborative process of staff and parent representatives.
- 1:12 - The tour continues through the media center and down the west hallway to an extended learning area on the first-grade floor. The area is designed for small group breakout sessions and collaborative learning.
- 1:38 - Travel moves up the east hallway and into a typical layout of a first- and second-grade classroom.
- 1:56 - View a typical layout of a third- and fourth-grade classroom.
- 2:00 - View a typical layout of a Pre-K and Kindergarten classroom.
- 2:05 - View the layout of the third- and fourth-grade commons/extended learning area.
- 2:10 - View the layout of the Kindergarten commons/extended learning area.
What you will not see in this video is how students will enter the building. Students will exit buses at the rear of the building and enter their designated houses, which are designed to maintain the small school feel of their neighborhood schools. The layout captures the small school feel , while providing all of the amenities of a 21st century school environment. This includes flexible spaces that can be configured for larger school-wide events.