Mercer Island School District Board Weighs Ideas, Options for Schools

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Mercer Island School District Board of Directors held a study session meeting on Thursday, Aug. 16, so that the board could further discuss, and possibly narrow down, options for a sixth school within the district.

As part of the work to create a master plan for the North Mercer campus, the district has seen many options for how to use the campus and to how best solve the district’s overcrowding problem.

During Thursday’s meeting, the board seemed to narrow down the options to three, but did leave the ability to look at other options on the table.

All ideas included building a new school on the North Mercer campus, and the board loosely agreed on the fact that they wanted to look more at the elementary and middle school option, but still find the high school option interesting. There was not much interest from the board in going forward with looking at purchasing private property for a new school.

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