Lake Washington School District Facility Planning Online Open House Launches

 

Opportunity for community members to provide input on future strategy

 

The Lake Washington School District Long-Term Facilities Planning Task Force began its work in December. They will study, analyze, and make recommendations concerning the district’s long-term facilities needs. As part of this process, the district is engaging the broader community to better understand priorities and issues regarding facilities and to help inform the Task Force’s work. An online open househas been launched as part of those efforts.

 

The online open house is an ongoing opportunity for community members to be part of the conversation about addressing overcrowding and aging schools. Visit the online open house to learn about the district’s facilities needs. Information on the Task Force process and work to date is also shared. You are invited to provide feedback on the scope of issues the Task Force should consider as it develops a long-term facilities strategy recommendation. Please visit the online open house and share your thoughts by January 23 for the first opportunity to provide feedback.

 

The online open house will be updated at key milestones. It will stay open until the Task Force makes its final recommendation, expected in June 2015.

 

Lake Washington School District is one of the fastest-growing school districts in King County. Current enrollment stands at 26,708. It is projected to grow to close to 30,000 by 2021-22. Current classroom space in the district will not accommodate these growing numbers. In addition, the district must address some aging facilities.

 

Information on the task force’s work is posted on a dedicated webpage on the school district’s web site. A link to the online open house is also posted there. Those who are interested in following the task force’s work can sign up to receive email updates when additional information or reports are added to the page.