RSCVA, Washoe County Commissioners vote to move forward on Wildcreek High School project

The Wildcreek area high school could open for students as early as August 2021.

The proposed high school in the area of Wildcreek Golf Course is one step closer to becoming a reality.

The Reno Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority (RSCVA) and Washoe County Board of Commissioners voted on Tuesday, December 12 to transfer the land to the Washoe County School District.

Pete Etchart, the district's chief operating officer, proposed the structure sale for the land to the RSCVA and county commissioners in a joint meeting on Tuesday afternoon.

Both Washoe County and the RSCVA jointly own the land, however, the visitor's authority will get the final say.

The Washoe County School District would purchase roughly 75 acres of the 212-acre golf course to build the new high school.

According to WCSD, it will cost $2.23 million to obtain water rights, $1.5 million to buy the 75 acres of land, and $1.3 million to pay off an existing wastewater agreement.

It's anticipated it will cost between $180 million and $190 million to build the school. The district will go through a formal naming process.

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The proposed high school would replace the overcrowded Hug High School which is less than one mile west of the Wildcreek Golf Course site.

If all goes according to plan, the district would break ground on the site in December 2018.


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