Help Lakewood School District plan for future growth
Lakewood School District expects to grow about 10% in the next five years, which is in line with the trend we have seen over the last decade. To accommodate this increase in student enrollment and address problems with aging facilities, the Lakewood School Board on Wednesday, January 18, passed a charge seeking volunteers to apply for a Citizens’ Facilities Advisory Committee.
The committee will review the needs of district facilities and provide the Lakewood School Board and community with a recommended road map to guide future capital investments.
Anyone who lives in Lakewood School District may apply to be on the committee. Meetings will be held twice each month until October. (No meetings will be held in July.) No previous facilities experience is necessary.
The Citizens' Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC) is a community-based work group whose purpose is to recommend to the Lakewood School Board a short- and long-term capital improvement plan in the form of an updated Study and Survey. The previous Study and Survey was completed 12 years ago in 2011.
“The schools belong to our community,” said Superintendent Scott Peacock. “The members of this community are best positioned to recommend how our facilities should meet the diverse needs of students at a time of tremendous growth. That will be the task of this committee.”
The deadline to complete applications is Friday, February 10.
In accordance with RCW49.60, the Lakewood School District does not discriminate in employment and schools. The Lakewood School District provides Equal Educational and Employment Opportunity without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, sex, handicap/disability, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, creed, religion, age, veteran or military status, use of a trained dog to guide or service animal by a person with a disability, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and designated youth groups. The district complies with all applicable state and federal laws and regulations to include, but not limited to, Title IX, Title VI of the Civil Rights Acts, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, RCW 49.60 “The Law Against Discrimination,” and RCW 28A.640 “Sex Equity,” and covers, but is not limited to, all district programs, courses, activities, including extracurricular activities, services, access to facilities, etc. Inquiries regarding compliance procedures should be directed to Lakewood School District, 17110 16th Drive NE, Marysville, WA 98271, Attention: Title IX and Civil Rights Officer, Timothy Haines, 360-652-4500, email@example.com or ADA Compliance Officer and Section 504 Compliance Officer, Amie Verellen-Grubbs, 360-652-4500, firstname.lastname@example.org.