Schools Notebook

  • Tue Jul 17th, 2012 6:57pm

Progress made on LHS site

The Edmonds School Board on July 10 took another step in paving the way for Costco to move in at the old Lynnwood High School site.

The public hearing fulfilled a state requirement before the board can declare the property “temporarily surplussed” so that it can be ground-leased and redeveloped into a mix-use project by Cypress Equities. Under the proposal, warehouse giant Costco would open a store on about half the property.

The board first entered into a development agreement with Cypress in 2007.

If the site is redeveloped as proposed, the revenues from the ground lease will be deposited into the school district’s capital projects fund, as required by state law, and used to fund future school district construction projects.

Other steps yet to be taken include approval of rezone and comprehensive plan amendments by the city of Lynnwood.

Get a dose of civic literacy

TVW will continue to air the 2012 Ralph Munro Seminars that took place June 18-22 at North Seattle Community College and June 25-29 on the Western Washington University campus in Bellingham.

Next up:

• Noon July 18: “Political Influence: Inside the Process”

• 8:30 p.m. July 18: “Initiatives and Referenda: Good for Washington?”

• Noon July 19: “Political Reporting: A Challenging Landscape”

• 8 p.m. July 19: “Budgeting in Challenging Times”

• Noon July 20: “Lobbying: Influence and Access”

• 7 p.m. July 20: “Political Reporting: A Challenging Landscape”

Learn more at www.tvw.org. Or watch any of the seminars online by typing “Munro” in the TVW website’s search bar. The seminars, sponsored by WWU’s Ralph Munro Institute, are devoted to promoting civic literacy within secondary education and the public at large.

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Families would provide a bed, study area, meals and support. Students would arrive in August.

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