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Should Islander Middle School be torn down and rebuilt?

Some of last April's school bond supporters want to split that bond issue into chunks, starting with tearing down and rebuilding IMS.

The proponents of last April's school bond issue wanted to tear down and rebuild our elementary schools and Islander Middle School.  The bond was defeated handily.

Now some of these bond supporters want to split up that bond issue into chunks.  They want to start with tearing down and rebuilding IMS.  See http://www.engagemercerislandschools.com/, the site hosted by Triangle Associates, the school district's "community engagement" vendor.

If you are unsure whether this is a reasonable thing to do, and you haven't been inside IMS for a while, come to the town hall meeting there on Nov. 7, Wednesday at 7 pm.  Discuss how you think the school district should deal with our school overcrowding problem, but also look around and decide for yourself whether you think the school is outdated, aging or otherwise in need of replacement.

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Lisa Thomas November 13, 2012 at 12:22 AM
I learned a ton at the town hall meetings and encourage everyone to attend one. The amount of information is impressive. It's hard to generate opinions without seeing all the data.
Jerry Gropp Architect AIA November 13, 2012 at 12:30 AM
. Tom- If you look at my WebSite below, you'll see that lots of windows are the hallmark of my long design practice. J- http://sites.google.com/site/jgropp2/alterationsanadditions
Thomas Imrich November 13, 2012 at 02:48 AM
Was looking forward to meeting you Lisa. Didn't see your name on any of the town hall meeting rosters??? ....but nonetheless was there for multiple sessions???
Lisa Thomas November 13, 2012 at 05:05 AM
I didn't see a roster.....sorry...but I just went to one. It was very informative.
Jerry Gropp Architect AIA November 14, 2012 at 04:42 AM
Tom- It's not all that hard to put more windows in those schools that need them. Ask your architect brother. JerryG-

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