We would like your input regarding possible projects that may be included in our BTA IV capital levy. You may nominate a project for the BTA IV capital levy using our online form: http://bit.ly/BTA-IV-Nomination. Printable nomination forms and translated versions are posted on the Levies 2016 page. We will collect, record, consider and share your nomination with the Seattle School Board. The deadline to submit a nomination is April 30, 2015.
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Here's what I said in my nomination:
The district needs to put an auditorium at Wilson-Pacific. Why?
One, there needs to be a community space for two schools. Converted cafeterias are not enough and certainly not enough for two schools in one area.I'll just go on record as saying that I think building two schools on one spot without an auditorium is a mistake, a big mistake.
Two, an auditorium would be great for the entire surrounding community. The district owes the money they get for BTA and BEX from taxpayers and the public should see its own direct benefit.
Three, there are numerous example of multipurpose auditoriums throughout the country that are NOT converted cafeterias.
I will on go on record that I believe Lincoln should be for APP middle school and Wilson-Pacific should be a high school. (Yes, I know that leaves the issue of the elementary at W-P but the issue on the table is the Hamilton excess AND high school space.) I think the decisions that have been made for Wilson-Pacific right now will come back to haunt the district if they come to fruition. (I also think that many of those who are currently making decisions will be long gone by then.)