What's Next for Jefferson Elementary? - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

What's Next for Jefferson Elementary?

(Photo from KHQ reporter Kevin Randall) (Photo from KHQ reporter Kevin Randall)

SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Public Schools Board of Directors held a special meeting on Wednesday to review a draft recommendation on the new location of Jefferson Elementary and offer their input.

The Board was presented with two options. The first would be to keep the school where it is and renovate the building.  This option would cost about $4 Million dollars more and would cause the students to be temporarily transported to another location during construction. 

The second option would be to move the school to the West side of Hart Field which would increase traffic flow on Manito Boulevard and may lead to lawsuits against the school district from nearby neighbors.

No action was taken at the meeting. Staff will present the recommendation at an open forum at Jefferson Elementary on September 15th. The public will then have the opportunity to comment on it that evening.

The board is expected to make a decision by September 22nd.

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