School district, city schedule open-house events after bond passage

In March, the Mercer Island School District (MISD) and City of Mercer Island will cosponsor three public events that will give the community an opportunity to provide input and get more information on the three construction projects approved by voters in the Feb. 11 election.

“We’re thrilled to be sharing our near-finished concept designs with the community so they have an opportunity to provide input and have questions answered by staff from the district, city and our architects,” said MISD Superintendent Dr. Gary Plano. “We’ll host one daytime event and two evening events to give as many people as possible the opportunity to attend.”

The open-house style events come on the heels of passage of the school bond proposition in the Feb. 11 election. The $98.8 million bond was approved by more than 74 percent of Mercer Island voters.

“These events will provide a great opportunity for the community to review the proposed zoning changes around each of the school properties,” said Mercer Island City Manager Noel Treat. “We’re looking forward to exciting, productive discussions with neighbors who can attend.”

The public events are scheduled for the following dates and locations:

Thursday, March 6
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
PEAK, Multipurpose Room
4120 86th Avenue SE

Monday, March 10
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Islander Middle School, Library
8225 SE 72nd Street

Tuesday, March 11
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Mercer Island High School
9100 SE 42nd Street
Contact: Randy Bolerjack
Phone: 206.313.8668