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Public Schools on Military Installations

October 2011

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Public Schools on Military Installations
The situation
• Clover Park School District operates 7 elementary schools on JBLM
▫ 2 on McChord Field (owned by U.S. Dept. of Education) ▫ 4 on Lewis Main (3 owned by U.S. Dept. of Education, 1 by U.S. Army) ▫ 1 on Lewis North (owned by U.S. Dept. of Education)

• On-base schools serve all K-5 students residing on JBLM
▫ 276 children living off-base, attend on base CPSD schools and are part of the before and/or after school MWR programs

• 6 of the 7 were built between 1950 and 1962, 1 was built in 1991 • On-Base schools are over 100% of capacity and are projected to be 116% of capacity by FY13, 124% by FY18

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Public Schools on Military Installations
Our priorities
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Construct a new 450 student elementary school on JBLM Lewis-North Consolidate Greenwood & Clarkmoor into a new 650 student school Replace Hillside elementary school with a new 650 student facility Replace Beachwood elementary school with a 450 student facility Consolidate Carter Lake and Heartwood into a new 500 student school Replace Evergreen elementary school with a new 700 student facility

• Modernization was reviewed by the Red Team, however due to cost comparisons, it was determined that replacement was the preferred solution.

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Public Schools on Military Installations
Advocacy efforts • • • • • • • Clover Park School District JBLM, BCRA, Evergreen Associates City of Lakewood Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber Congressman Adam Smith Congressman Norm Dicks Senators Murray and Cantwell

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Public Schools on Military Installations
Proposed Solutions • • • • • • Section 8109 of Public Law 112-10 $250 million in FY 2011 Prioritized list of schools Funds managed by OEA School district receives funds Construction via LEA

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Public Schools on Military Installations
OEA Funding • Proposal requirements - collaboration • Partners
▫ School District ▫ State agency ▫ Military installation leader

• Reimbursable grant • Timelines – federal and state

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Public Schools on Military Installations
Our priorities were: • Construct a new 450 student elementary school on JBLM Lewis-North 3. Consolidate Greenwood and Clarkmoor into one new 650 student school (#13, 16)

1. Replace Hillside elementary school with a new 650 student facility (#2)
• Replace Beachwood elementary school with a 450 student facility (#19) 2. Consolidate Carter Lake and Heartwood into one new 500 student school (#5)

• Replace Evergreen elementary school with a new 700 student facility (#29)
• Modernization was reviewed by the Red Team, however due to cost comparisons it was determined that replacement was the preferred solution.

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Public Schools on Military Installations
Next steps • • • • • • Appoint a planning principal Complete proposal to OEA by Nov 1, 2011 Submit paperwork to OSPI by Nov 15, 2011 Collaborative work with JBLM and OSPI Advertise for capital projects director Advertise for architect

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Public Schools on Military Installations

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