Preliminary designs for the middle school project were approved by the Washington Community School Board Wednesday.

Superintendent Willie Stone and Business Manager Jeff Dieleman explained that the documents presented were what was discussed at their April 27th work session, and the deadline for final designs from SVPA Architects and project manager Carl A. Nelson is this July. The board is then expected to let the project out for bid this coming November and then open bids in December. Ground will be broken next year on the $25 million project to relocate the middle school to the high school campus, which was funded by a bond referendum that passed last September with about 75% in favor.