Groundbreaking ceremony scheduled for Islander Middle School expansion project

March 20, 2015 – The Mercer Island School Board will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the Islander Middle School expansion project on March 27 at 2:00 p.m. at the middle school.

“The expansion of Islander Middle School is very exciting for our community. This groundbreaking ceremony represents the success of our joint efforts to improve learning conditions for every one of our public school students,” said Mercer Island School District Superintendent Dr. Gary Plano.

The Islander Middle School expansion project will include 14 new classrooms and lab spaces, and reconfigured commons and cafeteria, gymnasiums, music rooms, and administrative space. The school currently uses nine portable classrooms to handle current enrollment levels and is more than 200 students over design capacity. Mercer Island voters approved the project as part of a $98.8 million bond proposition in Feb. 2014. That bond proposition passed with more than 74 percent support and will fund the new elementary school, the expansion of Islander Middle School, and the addition at Mercer Island High School.

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City officials, including Mayor Bruce Bassett and the rest of the Mercer Island City Council, have been invited. Community members who would like to attend are also invited.

Click here to read about the recent groundbreaking ceremony for Elementary School No. 4. Regular updates on construction can be found at
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