SVSD School Board Continues February Bond Planning Work At Important Saturday Work Session, June 16th

The Snoqualmie Valley School Board is set to continue the February bond planning work it began at its May 24th work session, this Saturday, June 16th.  The work session is scheduled from 8AM to 12PM at the District Office, 8001 Silva Ave SE.  The session is open to the public, but no public comment will be allowed.  If residents have ideas they would like the board to consider at the Saturday session, they are encouraged to express those ideas during public comment time at tonight’s regularly scheduled SVSD School Board Meeting at 7:30, also at the District Office.

School Board Member,Carolyn Simpson, says, “I look forward to continuing the great discussion that we started during the Board Work Session on May 24th.  During that discussion, we found areas of agreement, as well as areas in which we need more information and discussion.  I think we all agree that we need a unified board prior to taking a bond to the public.  There was significant concern expressed about whether a replacement middle school bond could pass and whether we could afford to operate a separate freshman campus given new budget cuts.  There was also some really interesting discussion around whether we support three middle schools and a comprehensive 9-12 campus high school on one campus, versus a high school with a permanent, separate freshman campus.  There seemed to be some confusion about whether the original intent of the separate freshman campus was temporary or permanent and whether or not we could create a freshman “concept” on the main campus to better serve high school education.  We also discussed the ultimate needs for modernizing and/or expanding Mount Si High School and whether or not construction would necessitate the removal of part of the student population, via a temporary freshman campus”

For information regarding the May 24th first work session, you can read a SnoValley Star story or a Living Snoqualmie story on the topic.

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