When schools closed in March, the traditional end-of-year band concerts that showcase a year’s worth of practice and progress were effectively canceled. Rose Hill Middle School (RHMS) Band Instructor, Angela Laulainen got creative during the remote learning period and had her students record their parts at home.
Carson Elementary addition
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Construction at Ben Franklin Elementary, Mark Twain Elementary and Rose Hill Elementary is scheduled to begin this summer. The three schools are receiving classroom additions funded by the 2019 Capital Projects Levy.
Updated construction schedules, designs and supply routes will be posted on each school’s project page later this month.
Construction at Rachel Carson Elementary will begin in 2021.
On April 30, 2020, Lake Washington School District (LWSD) sold a total of $118.85 million of tax-exempt refunding bonds, which will refinance $134 million of its existing debt, to take advantage of lower market interest rates. The refinancing will save the district’s taxpayers more than $18.6 million over the next nine years.
Energy-efficient design saves money in the long run. To implement energy-efficient features into its construction projects, Lake Washington School District (LWSD) applied for grants from Puget Sound Energy (PSE). The projects received grants that totaled $261,978.
Lake Washington School District (LWSD) staff regularly meets with representatives from Kirkland, Redmond and Sammamish to determine what new housing projects have been permitted and what that will mean for enrollment growth in our schools.
In addition, this year, LWSD worked with Flo Analytics, an outside planning, GIS and data-analytic consulting firm, to prepare long-range enrollment projections. Flo Analytics staff were complimentary of the district’s enrollment projection work to date, including the level of planning and detail they maintained.
It might seem like a long way off, but construction crews are busy preparing for the first day of school this fall.
Location: 1035 244th Ave. N.E., Sammamish, WA 98074
Spaces: 4 classrooms, adds capacity for 92 students
Planned opening: Fall 2022
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