Meeting on Wilson-Pacific on May 13th
From the district:
To address growing enrollment and capacity needs, Seattle voters passed
the 2013 Seattle Public Schools Building Excellence IV (BEX IV) Capital
Levy. As a result, a new middle school and new elementary school are
scheduled to open in time for the 2017-18 school year.
A newly renovated play field will be located between the two new buildings on the site at 1330 North 90th Street.
The project is now in the design and permitting phase and thereafter, the existing structure will be demolished.
A School Design and Advisory Team (SDAT) composed of community members,
professionals, Mahlum Architects and Seattle Public Schools Capital
Projects staff have worked to create the design of the two school
buildings and the entire 16.8-acre school site.
The comprehensive neighborhood middle school will be constructed to
house 1,000 students, including students from the Pinehurst K-8/Indian
Heritage program (They will soon have a new name), while the elementary
school will house up to 650 students, including the north end elementary
Advanced Placement Program.
The design of each school is intended to create a quality learning
environment to prepare our graduates for college, career and live and to
fulfill the three major goals of Seattle Public Schools:
• ensure educational excellence and equity for every student;
• improve systems District-wide to support academics outcomes and meet students’ needs; and
• strengthen school, family and community engagement.
You are invited to attend a community meeting on Tuesday, May 13, 6:30
p.m., at the Wilson-Pacific building’s SeaMat Center where information
will be shared about the project and the schools’ designs.
Contact: Tom Redman, Facilities Coordinator, Phone: (206) 252-0655
Okay, this is all good and well but (1) a very late date (and I suspect by design) for any changes to the building plan and (2) "information will be shared" but they don't want input and it's likely a pro forma information presentation and a little venting session. Without specifics and because it's in a month, then I have to see this as a CYA by Capital staff and not authentic engagement.
From the Road Map Project:
Registration is now open for the next Road Map Project Education Results Network (ERN) meeting!
ERN meetings are open to anyone who wants to improve education in our region and participate in the Road Map Project. Those who attend an ERN meeting can expect to hear the latest updates on the Road Map Project and provide input on key elements of the work. Lunch will be provided and there is no cost to attend.
Road Map Project
Education Results Network meeting 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thursday, May 8, 2014
233 Burnett Avenue South
Renton, WA 98055
CLICK HERE TO RSVP
We hope you can join us on May 8th! Agenda information will be included in future Road Map Project newsletters. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
This could be interesting as several SPS schools are involved.