School bond forum set

The Bremerton School District’s student configuration could look a little different in the next few years if voters approve a $30.5 million bond May 17.

In an effort to get as much information to the public as possible, Citizens for Good Schools (CSG) is sponsoring a meeting 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Mountain View Middle School, 2400 Perry Ave.

“We’re going to give facts,” said Julie Wasserburger, a CGS member who is organizing the meeting. A panel of school district employees and school board members are expected to present the information and answer questions.

Dubbed the “Revitalization Bond” the measure would construct additions to Bremerton High School and Mountain View Middle School; demolish Olympic View Elementary, the current maintenance building and part of Bremerton Junior High; and improve athletic venues.

A new $10 million wing on Bremerton High School would house the freshman (who currently attend a Ninth Grade Academy at the junior high) creating a ninth-12th grade high school. Bond supporters say this configuration would allow freshman a chance to take more advanced level classes and participate in high school sports and extracurricular activities.

“People really would like to see those ninth graders as part of the high school,” Wasserburger said. If approved, design for the project would begin immediately and the wing would open in 2008 she said. The bond would also be used to improve the Memorial Stadium track.

A $12.2 million addition would be built on to Mountain View Middle school and it would have a sixth through eighth grade configuration. The money would also

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