School Board approves bond proposition for February 2017

Monday, October 17, 2016

Kellogg Middle School
Built in 1953, closed in 1977. Remodeled and reopened in
1983. Some improvements and classroom additions.
Photo courtesy Shoreline Schools

At their October 10 meeting, the Shoreline Public Schools Board of Directors unanimously approved a resolution placing a bond proposition on the February 14, 2017 special election ballot.

“The bond proposal we are asking Shoreline and Lake Forest Park voters to approve is a critical component of our Future Shoreline initiative,” said Board President David Wilson. 
“Approval of the bond will provide our students and staff with learning facilities that will continue to support the highest levels of achievement by allowing us to align our instructional programs and configurations to give our students the very best learning experience possible well into the future.”

Parkwood Elementary School
Completely remodeled in 1987 and three
classrooms added in 1998

On Tuesday, February 14, 2017, Shoreline and Lake Forest Park voters will consider a $250 million school construction bond that will allow the school district to:
  • Alleviate elementary overcrowding and reduce class sizes;
  • Provide learning environments to support student achievement;
  • Expand and enhance early learning opportunities; 
  • Design new buildings to enhance school safety and security; and
  • Capture an estimated 10 percent state match.

Projects to be completed if the bond passes include:
  • Constructing an Early Learning Center at the Shoreline Children’s Center site to house tuition-based preschool, Head Start and Early Childhood Education
  • Rebuilding Einstein Middle School
  • Rebuilding Kellogg Middle School
  • Rebuilding Parkwood Elementary School

Einstein Middle School
Built in 1969, a new "pod" of classrooms was added in 2000.
Photo courtesy Shoreline Schools

The Board made its decision based on a study completed by the Facilities Planning Committee (FPC), consisting of parents, staff and community members, over the past year.

The committee thoroughly reviewed each facility’s building condition report, which ranks the facility’s structure, systems and safety components, as well as demographic studies projecting future enrollment growth. The FPC also heard reports and recommendations from the Instructional Program Planning Committee (IPPC), which reviewed the district’s current instructional programs and configurations.

The Children's Center was built in 1957 as
Meridian Elementary and closed in 1982.
In 1985 it reopened as The Children's Center

“I want to thank these committees for the incredible job they did in developing a plan where the instructional needs of our students determined the construction recommendations,” said Superintendent Rebecca Miner. 
“They were very thoughtful and forward-thinking in their review and recommendation. I look forward to sharing this information with the community in the coming months and engaging in a conversation about the future of our amazing school district.”

Community bond information meetings have been scheduled for:

  • Oct. 26, 2016 at 7pm at Shoreline Center Board Room (18560 1st Ave. NE)
  • Nov. 15, 2016 at 7pm at Shoreline Center Board Room (18560 1st Ave. NE)

*Spanish, Amharic, Korean, Tigrinya and Vietnamese interpreters will be available at the Nov. 15 meeting

  • Nov. 29, 2016 at 7pm at Richmond Beach Library (19601 21st Ave. NW)
  • Dec. 1, 2016 at 7pm at Lake Forest Park Library (17171 Bothell Way NE)

Other presentations are currently being scheduled for community groups and organizations. If you would like to schedule a presentation for your group, contact the Superintendent’s Office at 206-393-4203.


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