March 21, 2017

  • With 19 school buildings and a central memorial stadium that are all 40 years old or older, student enrollment growth and overcrowding, instructional space is now a critical issue at many of our schools.

    The Facilities Planning Committee members are considering a number of factors referred to as guiding principles to identify schools and facilities for a recommended bond package to expand, modernize, and/or rebuild facilities.

    At the March 21 Facilities Planning Committee meeting, members will finalize a preliminary recommendation including a slate of projects balancing the need for instructional programs and classroom space with the need to upgrade aging buildings. This preliminary recommendation will be available for the public to review and comment on at the upcoming community forums (see forum information to the right). The committee will review this feedback when drafting the final recommendation for Superintendent Dr. Tammy Campbell’s consideration, and ultimately the school board for final approval.

    Documents from the meeting:


    Next up: Community engagement through five community forums across the district in April. We want our scholars, staff and community members to attend a community forum to provide input towards our facilities planning efforts! For ease of accessibility, we are offering a community forum in each of our board director’s districts. Schedule as follows:

    • Thursday, April 13, Federal Way High School.
    • Monday, April 17, Thomas Jefferson High School.
    • Thursday, April 20, Decatur High School.
    • Wednesday, April 26, Educational Service Center.
    • Thursday, April 27, Todd Beamer High School.

    Light meal provided.

    Childcare provided upon request; shuttle transportation available. Call Nettasha Reese at (253) 945-2043.

    Interpreters will be provided. (Spanish,Russian, Korean, and American Sign Language at all sites;Somali and Arabic interpreters will also be available at Thomas Jefferson only).

    We look forward to seeing you there!