In case you haven't seen it, here is a link to an article by Kris Hill in the Covington Maple Valley Reporter about the $4 million in the state capital budget for our purchase of "Donut Hole" property from King County. It includes quotes from some of the key people involved in this complex process. Once again I want to say thank you to them for positioning us for a bond measure to build a comprehensive 9-12 high school in the city of Maple Valley.
We have started the conversation with County staff to move forward on the purchase as we continue our conversations on what to include in a bound measure. Our most urgent need is for additional capacity, but we also have maintenance needs that are not possible through the operating budget. The next big decision for the Board will be identifying the scope of projects to include in the proposal that will determine the dollar amount of the bond measure. This decision will be an action item on the Board's July 23rd agenda.