Where your tax dollars from WC-1 are going

Four brand new boilers will replace the three old ones at Wooster High School. This project is costing $1,161,066.

Nearly 150 projects have been completed from the $20 million raised so far through Washoe County Question 1.

During the past few months, crews repaired and renovated multiple schools. This includes installing new roofs, flooring, electrical systems and boilers, removing asbestos, and replacing windows.

Due to renovations, Natchez and Nancy Gomes elementary schools and Marvin Picollo School will start later this month.

Crews will install a new HVAC at Nancy Gomes, costing $1 million. Classes will start there on Monday, August 14. Marvin Picollo and Natchez will start August 21.

"We didn't feel that it would be ready in time for school and recommended that we provide an alternate calendar by one week to complete that job," said WCSD director of construction Tony McMillen.

Funds from the half-a-cent sales tax hike created by WC-1 will only go toward capital renewal. It will pay for school construction, repairs and maintenance.

Here's a list of some of the projects approved:

  • Incline HS window replacement: Bruce Purves Construction ($1,144,336)
  • Dilworth STEM Academy boiler replacement: High Desert Plumbing, LLC, DBA Johnson Plumbing ($587,141)
  • Procter Hug HS gym locker replacement: Bruce Purves Construction ($177,910)
  • Wooster HS boiler and isolation valve replacement: Savage and Son, Inc. ($1,161,066)
  • Winnemucca ES portable classroom: Silver Knolls, Inc. ($265,270.12)
  • Whitehead ES portable classroom: Silver Knolls, Inc. ($232,912.68)

Damonte Ranch High School's 22-classroom expansion is expected to finish sometime between Dec. 2017 and Feb. 2018.

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For more information on WC-1 projects click here.

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