West Seattle’s smallest public high school, Middle College HS, will not be sharing the Boren Building campus in Delridge with the new K-5 STEM elementary school after all – another location for MCHS has been found instead. That’s according to an announcement by West Seattle’s school-board rep Marty McLaren, confirmed by Seattle Public Schools spokesperson Teresa Wippel, though both say the new location cannot be publicly disclosed yet.
We first reported in June that MCHS was being forced to leave its longtime home at South Seattle Community College; two days later, SPS announced the high school would move into portables on the Boren campus, a plan that no one seemed happy with. McLaren promised to work on the issue, and announced via her e-mail list today:
I want to let you know that I learned on Friday that a new location has been found for Middle College High School – it will be a site other than the Boren building. However, because the agreement has not yet been finalized, the district is not ready to make a formal announcement to the STEM and Middle College families. The hope is to have completion and an announcement by late next week. I’m very encouraged at this news.
SPS’s Wippel also characterizes the status as “in the middle of contact negotiations.” The district’s first day of school is September 5th, four weeks from Wednesday.