From Beacon Hill parents:
On Monday, June 8th, Lester "Flip" Herndon from Seattle Public
Schools came to Kimball to let us know that SPS staff will now recommend
to the School Board that Kimball-area kids stay assigned to Mercer
Middle School for the foreseeable future, instead of Washington Middle
SPS’s 2013 plan to assign
Kimball-area kids (currently in 3rd grade or younger) to Washington for
middle school was based on Mercer being too full and not able to expand.
One of the biggest hurdles was a lack of water for emergencies. The
district dug deep to cut through the red tape and find the funds to
install a fire hydrant and build 4 new portables at Mercer this summer.
thanks to everyone who worked hard on this issue including Kimball's
informal Growth Boundaries committee, Kimball's PTSA, Mercer's PTSA,
Flip Herndon and Betty Patu, and to everyone else who wrote letters,
made phone calls, and made your voices heard at school board/community