A rendering shows the what the Tukwila School District’s Birth to Kindergarten Center could look like. COURTESY IMAGE

School District sets public hearing for Birth to Kindergarten Center | UPDATE

  • Thu Oct 12th, 2017 1:39pm
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Tukwila School District will host a public hearing regarding its Birth to Kindergarten Center from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 12.

The hearing will be in the district’s administration building, 4640 S. 144th St.

The district had originally planned to construct an approximately $25.1 million facility, funded by a $99 million bond measure passed by voters in 2016, north of Showalter Middle School and the district’s administration building.

But, the district announced in an email to district staff the center will no longer will be built and birth to kindergarten objective will be met at each building.

“It will take about $15 million of the (birth to kindergarten) bond allocations to accommodate this programming at each of the buildings and to ease the traffic congestion,” according to the email. “Given this information, the district will have approximately $9 million to pay for other needs that were identified in the bond book in early 2015.”

The public will be able to comment at the hearing and the board will not vote at the hearing.