Madrona K-8 Update

Madrona K-8 Update
Posted on 06/15/2018

06/21/18 UPDATE:  Olympic View Water & Sewer District plans to present an updated proposal for agreement to Edmonds School District by the close of business today. 6/15/18 UPDATE: Edmonds School District and Olympic View Water and Sewer District made additional progress toward resolution in their meeting on Thursday, June 14. We are optimistic that an agreement can be reached in a timely manner. June 11, 2018 UPDATE: The conversation with Olympic View Water & Sewer District is progressing, we will reconvene for discussion on Thursday, time TBD. -Superintendent Dr. McDuffy
June 8, 2018 UPDATE: Edmonds School District and Olympic View Water & Sewer District have agreed to meet on Monday, June 11, for both parties to further discuss the issues.
June 6, 2018: We are sorry to have to report that the Madrona project has hit a roadblock which, most likely, will delay the move to the new building.  Edmonds School District met with staff and families on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, to explain the circumstances and discuss our next steps.


Essentially, the entity that supplies the water, Olympic View Water & Sewer District, has continued to express concerns about the stormwater well system at Madrona.  All approvals for this widely used system were obtained from the entities that have jurisdiction in this matter - The Department of Ecology and The City of Edmonds. Within the past two weeks, we realized that we were reaching an impasse with the water district and we're going to have to move forward to make alternate plans to provide our students the best learning environment possible.


At this time, we are planning to move our Madrona K-8 school to the former Alderwood Middle School site until this matter can be resolved.  We realize the Madrona families have questions and concerns as to how this transition will happen and we are working to make things as smooth as possible for our students.  We will post all updates, family communications, supporting documents, and links to helpful information here.


 

Information For Families About the Former Alderwood Middle School:

Former Alderwood Middle School

20000 28th Ave W

Lynnwood, WA  98036

The former Alderwood Middle School property is similar in size to Madrona K-8, providing a campus large enough to accommodate Madrona’s more than 600 students. It has extensive outdoor space - including playground equipment - to provide much-needed recess and recreational space. The former Alderwood Middle School building was constructed as a junior high school in 1966 but went through major modernization in 1988, and additional modernization in 2001.

 

Former Alderwood Middle School

For More Information on the Madrona Project From Conception: 

https://www.edmonds.wednet.edu/community/construction_projects/madrona_k-8
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