State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA)

  • Federal Way Public Schools is improving school facilities throughout the district, thanks to voter approval of the phase two bond in November 2017. 

    As part of the design process for each school, we complete an environmental review under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA). The public is invited to participate in this process by reviewing project materials and providing comments on the proposal. The documents are available as .pdfs below and hard copies will be available at the district's Educational Service Center. Comments must be received prior to the deadline listed for each school. 

    After the comment period, all comments will be reviewed, then a formal environmental determination for the project will be issued and made available.

    For more information and/or to submit comments, please contact the Support Services Center at 253-945-5930. Comments may also be submitted via email at the email address provided for each school below.

  • Star Lake Elementary and Totem Middle School

    On Monday, February 18, 2019, we opened the 21-day public comment period for Star Lake Elementary and Totem Middle School. During this comment period, several errors and omissions in the SEPA checklist were brought to our attention. An outside company created and prepared the checklist. We have contacted them about these errors, and they are working to correct the documents.

    The initial checklist did not meet our standards for sharing accurate information with our community. As a result, we are issuing a corrected SEPA checklist and re-starting the public comment period.

    The corrected documents will be available beginning March 25, 2019, and comments must be submitted by 5 p.m. on April 15, 2019. Please submit email comments for this project to 

    If you submitted a comment during the initial comment period, you do not need to re-submit the same comment. All comments received to date will be carried over in the extended comment period.

    To stay informed about the progression of the Totem Middle School and Star Lake Elementary School project and other construction projects in Federal Way Public Schools, visit or sign up for our e-newsletter by emailing

  • Thomas Jefferson High School

    The comment period for Thomas Jefferson High School has closed.

  • Lake Grove Elementary School

    The comment period for Lake Grove Elementary School has closed.

  • Mirror Lake Elementary School

    The comment period for Mirror Lake Elementary School has closed.

  • Wildwood Elementary School

    The comment period for Wildwood Elementary School has closed.