Shoreline Schools receives $37 million for high school construction

Monday, July 18, 2011

Shorecrest design
By Craig Degginger, Shoreline Schools

The Shoreline School District will receive more than $37.7 million from the state School Construction Assistance Program for the modernization/replacement of Shorecrest and Shorewood High Schools.

Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn announced the Shoreline projects would be a part of more than $313 million in school district capital construction money made available by the Legislature and approved by the Governor for the 2011-13 biennium.

The state funding will be combined with the $150 million bond issue approved by Shoreline School District voters in February 2010 for the rebuilding of Shorecrest and Shorewood.

Approval for funding was determined by a number of factors. The district must have local funds available and needed to have applied to the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction for the project.

The Shorecrest project will receive $18.675 million for replacement of existing buildings and nearly $740,000 for modernization of the school's theater. Shorewood will receive $18.335 million for replacement of existing buildings.

Shorewood design
The Shorecrest and Shorewood projects are already designed and preliminary site work has begun at both locations.

At Shorecrest, portable classrooms have been placed in the current southeast parking area for use by students during the construction. Classroom furniture and equipment was moved from the existing Shorecrest portables and the school's H wing to the new portables when the school year ended in June. 

Site preparation for the new Shorecrest gymnasium includes demolition of the existing portables and H wing, and installation of new utilities.

At Shorewood, the former wood shop area has been renovated to provide temporary classroom space for use during construction of the new building, and temporary portable classrooms have been placed on the school's field. Site preparation work at Shorewood this summer includes demolition of the existing portables and a portion of the 100-wing, grading and installation of underground utilities.



13 comments:

Evan Smith,  July 20, 2011 at 7:30 AM  

Why tear down one group of portables and bring in new ones?
Why not just use THE existing portables where the school needs them during construction?

Evan Smith,  July 21, 2011 at 4:03 AM  

There must be an easier way for cripples to post comments than the discriminatory practice of requiring a lot of difficult typimg.

Anonymous,  July 21, 2011 at 7:12 AM  

I'm pretty sure that the word verification is there to prevent auto-spammers, Evan. You don't want these nice articles to be followed by a bunch of spam for dubious growth medicines and hook-up websites, right?

Evan Smith,  July 22, 2011 at 4:18 AM  

I don't see how seeing some nonsense word that's written in an unreadable type and retyping it with my one working finger provides any protection for anyone.
It's main function seems to be discouraging people like me from posting comments.

Anonymous,  July 22, 2011 at 7:11 AM  

Seriously, Evan? Ok, look: there are people who write applications whose purpose it is to find all the blogs in the world and spam them with comments that point to sites selling unsavory things. If you go to a blog without spam protection you will see hundreds of spam comments. Is that what you want for your news site? I'm sorry you've been protected from the seedier side of the internet, but you must understand that whoever set up your site here had everyone's best interests in mind.

Anonymous,  July 22, 2011 at 7:12 AM  

Oh, and I should have mentioned - typing those "nonsense words" is what proves you're human and not a spambot.

DKH July 23, 2011 at 12:03 PM  

Anonymous is correct about the reason for the word verification, which protects the web version from the massive amounts of spam on the internet. It is part of the Google Blogger software that we use and nothing the ShorelineAreaNews has control over, with one exception for Administrators. Evan, I have changed the settings so you will not have to do the verification when you post a comment. Unfortunately, I cannot do this for other users. I regret the difficulty this may cause for some people. Diane Hettrick, Editor.

Evan Smith (not anonymous),  July 29, 2011 at 3:43 AM  

veryone's best interest? Certainly not THE best interests of a cripple.
In addition, if the ShorelineAreaNews wants me to copy something, it should be something that I can see, I'm looking at something that I can't see and probably can't type.
I just corrected an error that I would have caught had I been able to use the adaptable tools that I normally use; more discrimination.

Evan Smith (not anonymous),  July 29, 2011 at 3:54 AM  

So, I'm less than human if I have trouble doing this?
I'm looking at a series of letters that I can't see, I guess that proves that I'm not human.

Evan Smith (not anonymous),  July 29, 2011 at 4:09 AM  

Another correction that I wouldn't have to have made with the adaptable tools that I usually use:
Everyone's best interest? Certainly not THE best interests of a cripple.
In addition, if the ShorelineAreaNews wants me to copy something, it should be something that I can see, I'm looking at something that I can't see and probably can't type.
I just corrected an error that I would have caught had I been able to use the adaptable tools that I normally use; more discrimination.

Evan Smith,  July 29, 2011 at 4:53 AM  

DIANE:
I still face the same arduous steps.
--Evan

Anonymous,  July 29, 2011 at 7:11 AM  

Apparently it works well enough that you could post seven comments in one night.

Evan Smith (not anonymous),  July 29, 2011 at 7:25 AM  

I'm able to post, but often it takes two or three tries, It shouldn't be that hard. There must be an easier way for someone like me to post comments.
• I shouldn't have to post new comments to correct my errors, errors that I wouldn't make with my adaptable tools,

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