Public Invited to School Board Work Session On District

Work session will include budget impacts related to the February bond failure

Burien, WA– The Highline Public Schools School Board invites community members, families, and staff to attend a work session on the district’s budget. Chief of Staff and Finance Duggan Harman will discuss the overall budget picture for next school year, including budget impacts related to the February bond failure.

Highline faces critical challenges after the bond measure fell short of the 60 percent approval required for passage.

Budget considerations include urgent needs stemming from aging schools and overcrowding due to growing enrollment. The work session will include discussion of expenditures necessary to meet those challenges.

Work Session
Wednesday, February 18
5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Marvista Elementary School
198000 Marine View Drive SW
Normandy Park, WA 98166

A School Board meeting will immediately follow the work session. The community is also invited to attend and participate in the meeting.

School Board Meeting
Wednesday, February 18
6:00 p.m.
Marvista Elementary School
198000 Marine View Drive SW
Normandy Park, WA 98166

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To the editor: Citizens of SeaTac Are NOT Getting What They’re Paying For

Last night’s “performance” at the SeaTac Council Meeting was yet another example that some of our Council Members are NOT taking care of City business at our Council Meetings. We need to hold the offenders’ feet to the fire … they supposedly are working for us, and we are paying them to do so.

Firstly, once again Council Member Tony Anderson participated in the meeting via
telephone. He has not physically attended a Council Meeting for many weeks, but he continues to create a technology distraction for those who do attend with irritating microphone squeals, audible background noises and poorly timed comments. He stated last night that his repeated absences have been a result of him having to fill in as an instructor for some class that one of his colleagues has been unable to lead. This suggests that Mr. Anderson is an employee elsewhere and is being paid to perform this conflicting duty while he concurrently is being paid to attend our regularly scheduled Council Meetings.

If he is unable to perform his latter obligation for an extended time, he should terminate his duties with the City of SeaTac.

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LETTER: Don't infringe on my rights

I take a regular walk from my home on S.W. 185th in Normandy Park and walk north toward Burien until I reach 5 Corners and then I turn around and walk back home. It's about 3 miles. Right now there is a re-vote on a Highline School District #401 bond issues Proposition's 1 and 2. Now on my walk I see signs for both "Yes on Prop. 1 and 2" and "No on Prop. 1 and 2". These signs were up and down that stretch of 1st Ave. S/S.W. and on both sides of the road. They would be placed side by side, one not crowding or obscuring the other and peace reigned. Well apparently not for some individual who didn't agree with some people's 1st Amendment right to place a sign that said "Vote No on Propositions 1 and 2" along 1st Avenue. They tore up, knocked down and destroyed, and/or threw these signs over an embankment that runs along the west side of 1st Avenue S.W. They, of course, didn't touch any of the "Vote Yes for Propositions 1 and 2" signs. My fellow Americans, this is an example a very poor citizenship and lack of respect for other points of view. Vote how ever you like but don't infringe on my rights or the rights of others. signed: Richard B. Ellenberger, 149 S.W.

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