Update: it appears that the district is working with the City and the Downtown Seattle Association on a proposal for the former Federal Building. I am somewhat surprised given the district's seeming lack of interest. The proposal is due July 3rd. I have no further details until I hear back from the district capital spokesman on this issue.
End of update.
The West Seattle blog reports on a fire at one play area at Schmitz Park early Thursday morning. It did $50K in damage to a playground that the district paid for last year. That likely means it is covered by insurance. The Fire Department is unsure if it was arson, an accident or spontaneous combustion (from wood chips).
From Principal Kischner:
“We appreciate the prompt response of the Seattle Fire Department,
which prevented what could have been a much more serious outcome.
Although the heat was enough to blister paint on the outside of the
building and crack numerous windows, there was no damage to the interior
or the structure of the building. Mr. McNaughton and school district
maintenance responded quickly this morning to secure the area and repair
windows. A security fence is expected tomorrow, and it is likely that
the damaged structure will be removed fully next week.”
As we learn of an uptick in measles cases in King County, a ruling from NYC over a policy that bars unvaccinated children from being in school when another student comes with a disease that a vaccination could prevent.
In the ruling, Kuntz wrote that the Supreme Court, "strongly
suggested that religious objectors are not constitutionally exempt from
Three families filing suit contended that the
school policy preventing their unvaccinated children from attending
school at risky times is a First Amendment violation of religious
I don't want to start a fight but we are living in an area where the numbers of children NOT being vaccinated is rising. Please, go do your research but understand that having measles come back as a childhood disease is wrong and will hurt many children and adults especially babies.
There is still a petition out for later start times for secondary schools in SPS. Consider reading it and adding your signature.
What's on your mind?