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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

BEX III Hearing Today

The BEX III hearing is from 6-6:30 pm at the Stanford Center today. Many people, including me, are very troubled by the fact that the BEX III bond decisions are disconnected from other things going on in the district, like closure and consolidation, and the upcoming restrictions on choice and transportation.

And personally, when a district staffer tells me there is "no time and no will" to make changes to the BEX III proposal, it makes me mad enough to want to do something about it.

In a comment on a recent post, Melissa W. wrote, "Pathfinder, not New School, should get the BEX III money for a rebuild. There is nothing in the written agreement between the district and New School that they receive a new building. Nor is there an oral agreement...I think Pathfinder being the only K-8 AND Alternative in SW Seattle rates it receiving a new building."

In a comment on an older post, Charlie Mas wrote, "There is no element in the BEX III levy that addresses the need for elementary capacity in Capitol Hill / Eastlake...There is no element in the BEX III levy that addresses the need for middle school capacity in northeast Seattle...There is no element in the BEX III levy that addresses the need for middle school capacity in southeast Seattle...There is no element in the BEX III levy that addresses the APP reconfiguration...There is no element in the BEX III levy that provides for renovating Whitworth for use as a K-8 for ORCA...." and the list continues.

Not sure what you think about all this? Read two previous posts on this blog, BEX III and BEX III Levy, to get up to speed on some of the issues at stake. Then , come to the Stanford Center today and share your opinions as public testimony.

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