West Seattle schools: More portables for Gatewood, Sealth

Seattle Public Schools is sending an alert about portable deliveries coming up this week and next. From Tom Redman:

· Gatewood Elementary, one single portable (one classroom) scheduled to be delivered on Wednesday, June 26 between 10 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. The route, assigned by SDOT, is Fauntleroy to Myrtle, turning left to the school.

· Chief Sealth International HS, one double portable (two classrooms), scheduled to be delivered on Monday, July 1, between 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. via the Kenyon Street (north) entrance to the campus. (Not sure of the route yet- SDOT will notify us later this week)

· If there are “no parking” signs to be located on any streets on the route, they will be placed in advance of the delivery day, in accordance with SDOT requirements.

The district’s been talking about more portables for crowding relief since last fall. We’re checking to see what other portables, if any, are slated for West Seattle schools before fall.

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9 Replies to "West Seattle schools: More portables for Gatewood, Sealth"

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    Tony June 24, 2013 (6:06 pm)

    2 double classrooms to Schmitz Park, out front by the alley.

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    comment June 24, 2013 (6:37 pm)

    Sealth— just re-built and needs a cabin?

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      WSB June 24, 2013 (6:39 pm)

      Comment, they actually got portables before last year so these are ADDITIONAL portables …

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    Tony June 24, 2013 (7:11 pm)

    They wanted a single portable on the Denny side as well, probably next year. There are 30 total portable classrooms district wide going in this summer.

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    trickycoolj June 24, 2013 (10:58 pm)

    Oh those were the days, my elementary had 7 by the time I left. My high school had 19. Luckily my junior high was on septic and couldn’t take extra students due to the septic capacity.

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    Wess Cider June 24, 2013 (11:32 pm)

    It’s pretty sad that we hold public education with such low regard in this state.

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    Brontosaurus June 25, 2013 (1:07 am)

    …and two leaving the K-5 STEM playground, hopefully.

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    wsparent June 25, 2013 (9:11 pm)

    If there are any kids to be living in any of the new buildings to be built in the junction, where will all those kids go to school? There is already no room for the kids in west seattle! The 2 schools reopening in the next two years will not give enough relief!

    I agree with Wess Cider…

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    AMG3000 June 26, 2013 (8:36 pm)

    I hear that next year the plan is to re-open school on Fauntleroy, Fairmount Park. Then Gatewood and other schools will be stuck with ugly, empty portables…but hopefully smaller class sizes.

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