Middle School – South Reno

*NEW* Townhall announced to discuss the project. The U.S. Forest Service is moving ahead with transferring the land. WCSD will hold a townhall at Hunsberger Elementary School on October 11, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room.

More information from USFS on their process for transferring land: https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=52446

Location: in process of securing land. Current frontrunner is U.S. Forest Service land across from Hunsberger Elementary School

Projected completion: Dependent on land acquisition

Status: Environmental Assessment and acquisition due diligence

Purpose: Relieve overcrowding at area middle and elementary schools, accommodate projected growth in the area.

Press release from USFS:
Washoe County School District
Arrowcreek School Campus Project

The Washoe County School District (WCSD) will host a public townhall meeting to review the Arrowcreek School Campus Project. This project is located in southwest Reno at the intersection of Thomas Creek Road and Arrowcreek Parkway. The meeting will be held on Oct. 11, 2017, at 5:30 p.m., at the Hunsberger Elementary School, 2505 Crossbow Court, Reno, NV.

WCSD proposes to build a new school campus that will be built in three phases. Phase 1 includes development of a middle school, which will provide the most immediate overcrowding relief to Depoali and Pine middle schools, as well as numerous other schools in south Reno. It is anticipated that development in phases 2 and 3 may include, but are not limited to, pre-kindergarten (Pre-K) school or specialized high school facilities.

To move forward with the Arrowcreek School Campus Project, approximately 60 acres of National Forest System (NFS) lands will need to be conveyed to WCSD for educational purposes, pursuant to the Education Land Grant Act (114 Stat. 368; 16 U.S.C.A.§ 479a). The Carson Ranger District of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest has initiated an environmental assessment to determine whether the Forest should convey the land for the purpose of building a school campus.

The Ranger District currently has the proposed action available for a 30-day public scoping period and can be viewed on the Forest’s website at https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=52446. Comments received by Friday, Oct. 20 will help with the preparation of the environmental assessment. Please submit your comments by emailing David Drake at ddrake@fs.fed.us or on the project website at https://cara.ecosystem-management.org/Public//CommentInput?Project=52446.

Map with an icon showing location of proposed middle school in Arrowcreek on north-west corner of the intersection of Arrowcreek Pkwy and Thomas Creek Rd
Map of proposed middle school location in south Reno.