Carter Lake and Hillside Elementary Schools ranked second and fifth, respectively, in the top 25 schools needing immediate attention based on an independent scoring of enrollment capacity and building conditions. Funding for the two new schools comes thru the Department of Defense’s Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) and Washington state school construction funds.
Today marked their groundbreaking at Hillside with many dignitaries including Cong. Dicks and Smith as well as military and school district representatives. The event will include a traditional shovel-and-dirt ground breaking, plus the signing of an “Education of Military Children Covenant.” Signers of the covenant included educators, senior civilian and military leaders and elected officials. Local children were witnesses to the event.