Boze Elementary School
Boze Elementary Construction Updates
To help get ready for the school year, head to Boze Elementary for an ice cream social from 4 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3, when you can meet Boze teachers and the rest of the team.
Improvements happening on East 68th
Best day ever! Boze Elementary made the most of its field day, even with construction on the new building happening right nextdoor. Thanks to the Korsmo Construction team, who volunteered their time to help lead field day activities. Take a look at the wet, wild fun!
From day one of construction, curious Boze students couldn't help but notice the start of big changes on their campus and wonder about all the details.
With construction on the new Boze Elementary starting Monday, you will begin to see a lot of changes. The school day routine, however, will remain largely the same for staff, students and families.
We know from experience bringing a major construction project into a neighborhood impacts its residents. Tacoma Public Schools and Korsmo Construction want to limit that impact as much as possible and make sure neighbors know what to expect and when.
Please join us to learn what's ahead for the project. We'll answer your questions and address the construction schedule, parking and road closures, truck routes and other related issues.
Welcoming. Meaningful. Equitable. Supportive. Engaging. Relevant.
When Boze parents and staff talked about what they hoped the new Boze Elementary would look and feel like, those are some of the words they used.
When thinking about how her future classroom could differ from her current classroom, one teacher said with a smile, “I just want a door!”
The new school, created by the Tacoma-based design-build team of Korsmo Construction and BCRA—with input from Boze teachers, parents and community members—was designed with all of those things in mind.
We are pleased to report that progress is being made on the design of the new Boze Elementary School.
We have entered into the environmental review portion of the process and have issued a Determination of Non-Significance for this project, which means that this proposal will not have significant adverse impact on the environment.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Boze Elementary School serves approximately 520 preschool through fifth-grade students in Tacoma's Eastside neighborhood. The current building was constructed in 1969, with the addition of a fifth "quad" in the 1970s.
Students will remain on site during construction.
Projected capacity: 550
Projected budget: $35.3 million
Design builder and architect: Korsmo Construction and BCRA
Design: April 2018 - July 2019
Construction: March 2019 - August 2020
Percentage complete: 90%
Expected opening: Fall 2020
This project is funded by the $500 million school construction bond voters approved in 2013.
Want more information?
Contact us at (253) 571-3350 or firstname.lastname@example.org