Last week, we wrote about the Seattle School District’s proposal within their Preliminary Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the BEX IV Capital Levy to build a new K-8 school generally located of the ball fields at the Thornton Creek Elementary site. Based on the comments, the proposal has understandably stirred the emotions of many folks in the community. Some have even commented on their disappointment with us for not taking a position on this issue. Since that time, the public comment period ended for the Preliminary EIS for the BEX IV Capital Levy last Friday. Today, the District has announced it will be hosting 3 community meetings on the BEX IV levy in September. These community meetings appear to be the last 3 meetings that the District will hold before sending the levy to Seattle voters in February 2013.
Here is the District’s full announcement:
Seattle Public Schools will host three community meetings on Sept. 20, 24 and 27 to share information and ask for comments about building construction projects to be included in the Building Excellence IV (BEX IV) Capital Levy package.
Once approved by the School Board, the BEX IV Capital Levy resolution will be submitted to Seattle voters in February 2013.
The community meeting dates are:
• 6:30-8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 20 at Whitman Middle School
• 6:30-8 p.m., Monday, Sept. 24 at Madison Middle School
• 6:30-8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 27 at McClure Middle School
For more information on BEX IV, please visit: www.bit.ly/SPSBEX