A community conversation: SK 360 forum concludes May 14

South Kitsap School District community to provide feedback on the future of district facilities.

PORT ORCHARD — South Kitsap School District community members will have an opportunity to discuss a series of summarizing questions about future facilities plans for the district when they gather at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 14, in the high school’s auditorium.

This “conversational event,” as school district officials have termed the session, is the final piece of the SK 360 “School Facilities From Every Angle” series of meetings and tours that Superintendent Karst Brandsma and the district’s board of directors scheduled over the past two months.

The first session on March 28 included presentations by education and finance experts who provided insight into the intricacies of school construction financing, Washington state’s funding formula, details of the state Legislature’s McCleary decision funding solution, and a breakdown by a school architect of the costs associated with building a new high-school facility.

Following that overview, community members were invited to tour South Kitsap School District facilities over the month of April. The final session on May 14, Brandsma said, will bring together an integrated group of individuals — community members, school staff, teachers and administrators, community leaders and education experts — to synthesize their conclusions leading to a final decision to be made later by the board of directors and administration on the future of South Kitsap school facilities.

Those planning to attend the final SK 360 session May 14 must pre-register at www.surveymonkey.com/r/7MLYYGT. For more information, contact district offices at sk360@skschools.org or by calling 360-874-7011.

South Kitsap School District community members tour the high school’s library during a series of visits to district facilities during April. (Bob Smith | Kitsap Daily News photo)
                                Bob Smith | Independent
                                South Kitsap School District community members tour the high school’s library during a series of visits to district facilities during April.

South Kitsap School District community members tour the high school’s library during a series of visits to district facilities during April. (Bob Smith | Kitsap Daily News photo) Bob Smith | Independent South Kitsap School District community members tour the high school’s library during a series of visits to district facilities during April.

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