Public meeting with School Board Vice President set for Saturday

Sue Peters, the District IV representative on the Seattle School Board, will host a public meeting at the Magnolia Library (2801 34th Ave. W.) on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The meeting is a chance for families of Coe, John Hay, Lawton, and Queen Anne Elementary, Catharine Blaine K-8, McClure Middle School, and the Center School, to sit down with the Board Vice President prior to the first day of school.

Peters was elected to the School Board for a four-year term in Nov. 2013

For more information on Peters, visit www.seattleschools.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=627&pageId=16629.


Meeting on Magnolia Elementary School zoning changes on Sept. 14

With the approval of the BTA IV levy in February, Seattle voters said yes to reopening three school buildings across the city.

Among them, the long-shuttered Magnolia Elementary School, which originally closed in the mid-1980s, while interim uses kept the building active until 2002.

Now, with the process to house approximately 500 students underway, a public meeting has been scheduled for Sept. 14 at Catharine Blaine K-8 (2550 34th Ave. W.) from 6:30 to 9 p.m. to loop the community into the discussions of what the impact of the renovation work will be.

According to a press release from the city, the Seattle School District is requesting modifications to present City zoning regulations for the following:

1) Increased lot coverage.

2) Greater than allowed building height.

3) Continued “off-site only” parking.

4) Allowance of a double-faced, electric changing message board.

5) On-street bus loading and unloading.

The district will give a presentation on those modifications before the Development Standards Departure Advisory Committee, a body made of up of representatives from the district and the city, along with neighbors. After that presentation, those in attendance will be free to comment on the requests.

For those who are unable to attend, comments can be submitted in writing by Sept. 12 to Sheehan at Maureen.Sheehan@seattle.gov, or by mail to the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, P.O. Box 94649, Seattle, WA 98124.

After public comment, the Committee will consider the District’s modification requests, and additional meetings may be held if necessary.