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Arson and Vandalism

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

dumpster

Last Monday and Tuesday, there was been an arson and vandalism at Westhill Elementary and Sorenson. The arson was contained to a dumpster and the playfield, while the buildings had some graffiti. Cleanup and repairs resulting from this crime will require the unnecessary use of district labor and taxpayer dollars.

If you know anything about these incidents please contact Bothell Police at 425-486-1254. The case numbers for these incidents are: 19-13368 and 19-13312. You can also use our SafeSchools anonymous reporting tool: https://buff.ly/2KUiq57

2019 Celebrate Woodinville Art Poster Contest Winners

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1st Place 2019  Lisa Ng
The City of Woodinville along with the Woodinville Chamber and Woodinville Arts Alliance are proud to announce the winners of the 2019 Celebrate Woodinville Art Poster Contest:

1st- Lisa Ng  ($500 prize)
2nd- Karen Bradbury  ($300 prize)
3rd- Fei Wang  ($200 prize)
Youth- Hailey Schult (ribbon)

Winning art poster submissions are on display through July at City Hall, and will also be on display at the Celebrate Woodinville Festival on August 17.

Northshore School District’s Construction Projects Continue

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Excitement continues to build at Elementary #21, which launched its name search last week. Students, staff, families and community members are invited to submit name ideas for the District’s newest elementary through Sept. 27, 2019. A committee will then narrow the selection, ask for additional community input, further narrow choices and then submit a few ideas for board approval.

In June, insulation was installed throughout the building and drywalling continued. Interior finishes and mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) rough ins are in progress, as is exterior masonry work and window installations. Additionally, the project received permit approval from the Washington State Department of Transportation for the Maltby Road improvement. This will allow all of the offsite drainage to be constructed, as well as the creation of a roundabout and other roadway improvements. Additionally, the detention pond is being excavated, which will hold stormwater and help mitigate flooding.

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Educators reach tentative three-year agreement

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff
Following three months of interest-based bargaining, the Northshore School District and the Northshore Education Association (NSEA) have reached a tentative agreement on a three-year contract beginning with the 2019-20 school year. This is the first time the District and NSEA have experienced the interest-based bargaining process. Both say they are very pleased to report that this approach worked very well for them and their ability to reach agreement.
 
Details of the agreement will be made public following the NSEA general membership meeting on August 29. All members are encouraged to attend and learn the details of this important agreement.
 
Northshore Superintendent Michelle Reid, Ed.D. and NSEA President Tim Brittell thanked all of the bargaining team members who were assisted by veteran interest-based bargainers and facilitators, Kevin Teeley and Janene Fogard. Leadership involved in the process say they look forward to a great school year.

County Councils Appoint Derek Stanford to State Senate and Davina Duerr to State House of Representatives

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

The King County and Snohomish County councils have selected Derek Stanford to serve as the new State Senator in Legislative District 1. Because Stanford was serving in the State House of Representatives, he resigned that post, creating an immediate vacancy in that body. The councils then chose Davina Duerr to fill the open House seat.

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