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Twain Elementary addition
As our community continues to grow, LWSD is adding more space to ease overcrowding.
Teachers at three elementary schools had the chance to welcome students to new elementary additions this fall. As growth continues, permanent classroom additions at Benjamin Franklin Elementary, Rose Hill Elementary and Mark Twain Elementary make efficient use of the existing school grounds to create more classroom space.
Three elementary classroom additions will be ready for students on the first day of school. The additions at Benjamin Franklin, Rose Hill and Mark Twain elementary schools will provide an additional 20 permanent classrooms to address the district’s growing enrollment.
In April 2019, voters approved a capital construction levy that is providing $120 million in funding, collected over six years. These funds, combined with state construction assistance funds, will provide a total of $144 million. As of March 2021, $73 million has been spent on these levy projects:
A new covered play area and library will greet students when they arrive for the first day of school in the fall at Mark Twain Elementary. Relocating the library and play area allowed designers to make room for an additional four permanent classrooms at the school, which will also open this fall. Workers have begun to install casework in the classrooms and ceiling tile installation is nearly complete.
On May 4, LWSD closed on a 25-acre property in Redmond, which was formerly owned by Cadman. The site is within King County’s Urban Growth Boundary and adjacent to a growing residential neighborhood.
Location: 9525 130th Ave N.E., Kirkland, WA 98033
Spaces: 4 classrooms, adds capacity for 92 students
Planned opening: Fall 2021
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