The issues with Lynden schools

LYNDEN — If a sizable earthquake hit tomorrow, Lynden Middle School, to put it mildly, would not hold up well. The same goes for both LMS and Fisher Elementary School if a fire broke out at either building.

It’s widely accepted that the two schools, and perhaps other areas around the Lynden School District, are in dire need of improvements. Superintendent Jim Frey and architect David King presented some figures at two district meetings, held on March 28 and Monday, April 8, to those in attendance.

The figures are very tentative — as evidenced by the “Preliminary Cost Projections—Draft—In Progress” at the top of a presentation sheet — but they do provide a rough look at the potential ballpark costs of new construction around the district.

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Brent Lindquist is a reporter at the Lynden Tribune and the Tribune's State of the Arts columnist. Email Brent at reporter@lyndentribune.com. Follow the Tribune on Twitter at @LyndenTribune.