In July, the school board received a tour of the high school's cafeteria, revealing the condition of the physical structure. Among the concerns were the damaged north wall, the unusable courtyard space, an inefficient layout causing timing issues, and crowded lunch periods. We are in the early phases of designing solutions. In addition to updating the infrastructure, which is original to the building, we also hope to increase the efficiency, create a usable courtyard, develop a multi-purpose space (for additional capacity and new learning spaces), and shift from three lunch periods to two (allowing for greater flexibility in WHS scheduling).
This project is outside of the referendum work, which is complete. The updated cafeteria will be funded with operational dollars within Whitnall’s yearly budget allocations. This will be a space that all Whitnall students will eventually be able to enjoy. We look forward to starting construction this spring and being ready for occupancy by September 1, 2020. More details and updates will be provided as we progress through the project.