West Seattle schools: Fairmount Park addition/renovation work nears

March 15, 2013 at 12:06 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle schools | 3 Comments

Six years after Seattle Public Schools closed Fairmount Park Elementary (map), there’s news in what you DON’T see in that photo (shared by Deborah) – the old portables that had remained on the closed campus were demolished by district laborers following asbestos abatement by district maintenance,” district spokesperson Teresa Wippel confirms to WSB. She says they “had been vandalized and were beyond repair.” And this is also a sign that renovation and addition work on the Fairmount Park campus is getting closer. According to Wippel, the district will advertise for bids starting Monday, will open them in mid-April, and expects construction to start “sometime in mid-May. Construction activities will last until mid-July, 2014, with move-in immediately following.” The work includes a wing of new classrooms so that it would be able to handle to 500 students. The district has yet to announce whether it plans to reopen Fairmount Park as a neighborhood school or something else (such as home to K-5 STEM, which is in its first year of operation and temporarily housed at the Boren campus).

3 Comments

  1. There is no transparency in this district so good luck finding out who is going there. How about the hiring freeze? Will this affect things at FP?

    Comment by C — 1:29 pm March 15, 2013 #

  2. So happy to see progress being made here. Seems such a waste to have such a well placed campus sitting idle for so long.

    Comment by WorldCitizen — 1:32 pm March 16, 2013 #

  3. Agreed/ great location ! Hope they open it as a neighborhood school!

    Comment by NWMama — 3:39 pm March 16, 2013 #

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