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February 7, 2013 at 7:00 AM

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Seattle School Board votes to not open a Northeast middle school this fall

Vote puts middle-school students at risk

Four Seattle Public School Board members (Sharon Peaslee, Kay Smith-Blum, Betty Patu and Marty McLaren) voted to do nothing to alleviate immediate capacity issues for the fall of 2013 in Northeast Seattle middle schools [“No new middle school until ’14,” NWFriday, Feb. 1].

In fact, they voted to add more students to the already overstuffed and unsafe school environment. With their vote, they chose to keep some kids safe in a K-8 program and put others in regular middle schools at higher risk.

--Mac and Dolly Smith, Seattle


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Wrong. They voted not to go off half-cocked and build a middle school out of thin air.... MORE

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