Friday, July 15, 2011

Building a better economy with state school construction

The building blocks of educational and economic success are literally being put into place. A total of 24 school districts throughout Washington will receive state funding for local construction projects, as recently announced by Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn.

More than $313 million in capital construction dollars was made available by the Legislature for the 2011-13 biennium. Not only is this a step toward providing strong schools for our children, but also a boost in good jobs for Washington state workers.

The school districts funded this year are: Othello, Kennewick, Evergreen, Eastmont, Orient, North Franklin, Pomeroy, Warden, Seattle, Shoreline, Lake Washington, Northshore, Tacoma, Sumner, Clover Park, Bethel, Mount Vernon, Everett, Snohomish, Spokane, Cheney, Wellpinit, Meridian and Yakima.

Here is a more detailed list of funded projects for 2011. To read the full press release from OSPI, please click here.

To read this blog post in Spanish, go here.