The Tukwila School Board has authorized Supt. Nancy Coogan to move forward with a bid to purchase the King County Library System’s Foster branch across 42nd Avenue South from Foster High School.
The district is interested in re-purposing the facility to house its Transportation and Technology Department, a project approved by voters in the 2016 construction bond, according Sara Niegowski, Tukwila School District spokeswoman.
The current building that houses these two departments is located on the Foster High School campus and will be removed as part of the Foster High modernization and expansion project, also approved by voters in the 2016 construction bond.
The district anticipates putting a bid together for the property and submitting it to King County Library System by the end of May.
In other real-estate activity, the district is still looking for suitable property to house its Birth to Five Center and should have more information in the coming weeks, according to Niegowski.