I know that one of the biggest issues facing families in North Seattle is our lack of capacity for students in our schools. While the Seattle School District is hard at work finding new capacity for Seattle students, your legislators are working to get state money for new school construction and improvements.

In 2012 and 2013, I helped lead a united Seattle delegation to appropriate $19.4 million in state money for renovations, upgrades and construction on Seattle schools. This includes money for improvements to the John Marshall building and the Cedar Park Elementary building, which will house the Jane Addams K-8 program and the Olympic Hills Elementary respectively while their buildings are being renovated.

Yesterday, I was honored to join Seattle Public Schools Superintendent José Banda and other members of the Seattle legislative delegation at an event at the John Marshall School building recognizing that work. You can read more about that event and the work we’re doing to reduce school overcrowding here on the Seattle Public Schools website.

While I’m proud of this progress, I know we still have a lot of work left to do. Let me know if you have any thoughts on this or any other issue. As always, my email address is david.frockt@leg.wa.gov. Thank you and have a great day!

Sen. David Frockt