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One of just 50 schools across the country with this distinction

Redmond, Wash. – Ella Baker Elementary in Redmond has been recognized as a National School of Character. This is the first time a school from Washington state has been recognized with this award. The recognition comes from Character.org, an organization dedicated to empowering people of all ages to practice and model core values.

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    Building Excellence Construction Levy

    Building Excellence Capital Levy

     

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    On February 8, 2022 voters approved this levy to fund school construction to make sure our students have room to learn in our fast-growing district.

    The Facility Advisory Committee provided recommendations for future facility projects to accommodate our rapid enrollment growth and continue to provide learning environments that promote excellence for students. The board considered these recommendations, received information and feedback from the Levy Advisory Committee and considered multiple options for addressing short and long-term capacity needs in seven study sessions between January and September 2021. This levy would fund the first step of three funding measures to provide required student space by 2034.

    Our current situation:

    • LWSD has grown by 7,300 students since 2008.
    • LWSD is projected to grow by another 3,500 students by 2030.
    • If no work is done, LWSD will have 83% of schools at or over capacity by 2030.
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    Growing Reliance on Portable Classrooms

    This levy will fund school construction to help reduce the number of students learning in portable classrooms.

    Right now, at our current growth rate, we will have 3,700 students housed in portables by 2030. That’s 2,600 elementary students and 1,100 secondary students.

     

    The levy will provide funding to build critical classroom space across our district.

    • Add a new elementary school on underdeveloped land on Redmond Elementary Campus, with up to 24 classrooms for about 550 students. 
    • Additions at Finn Hill, Kirkland and Redmond middle schools, providing capacity for 600 more students.  
    • Additional high school capacity for about 1,200 more students.
    • Acquisition of property for future schools.  
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