Sequim School District sends out request for qualifications for capital projects

SEQUIM — The Sequim School Board has approved the release of a request for qualifications to oversee a $15 million capital project plan.

Local voters in early February approved a four-year capital project levy — alongside a replacement Educational Programs and Operations levy — to pay for roof replacements at Greywolf Elementary and Sequim Middle School, updated science rooms and heating/cooling systems at Sequim High School, a kitchen remodel at Helen Haller Elementary, water and sewer connections for Olympic Peninsula Academy buildings and a number of other of facility improvements at each of the district’s five school buildings and district office.

The funds, to be collected over the next four years, also could pay for technology upgrades across the school district.

On Monday, board directors unanimously agreed to send out the request for qualifications (RFQ) as they seek a company to oversee the capital improvements.

Superintendent Jane Pryne said the selected company would act like a general contractor, hiring subcontractors as needed.

“There is a broad range of projects (so we are) hoping they have experience in doing these types of projects,” she said.

Pryne said school district staff would be closely involved with the managing firm “to make sure they’re spending our money properly.”

“We’ve already had some interest,” said Darlene Apeland, the school district’s Director of Business Operations and Finance.

She said the district hopes to have a firm selected on or around April 19.

Pryne said the overall cost of hiring a management firm is likely based on the scope of the project.

“I haven’t done a capital projects RFQ in a few years so things may have changed,” she said.

Apeland said the district will start receiving capital project levy funds in April 2022.

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Michael Dashiell is the editor of the Sequim Gazette of the Olympic Peninsula News Group, which also is composed of other Sound Publishing newspapers Peninsula Daily News and Forks Forum. Reach him at

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