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    Seattle Public Schools hosts meeting to discuss environmental impact of potential Building Excellence IV (BEX IV) projects
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    Seattle Public Schools will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 to discuss the Environmental Impact Statement process now being conducted for the Building Excellence Program, Phase IV.

    Date: Wednesday, April 11
    Time: 7-8 p.m.
    Place: John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence, 2445 3rd Ave. S., Seattle 98124.

    The meeting will provide information on the BEX IV Environmental Impact Statement process, content and schedule. The Draft EIS will be published for public comment on Monday, April 9, and the comment period will extend through May 9. The Draft EIS will be published and available for review at the Seattle Public Schools District office in hard copy and CD. The District is providing a CD to each of the city’s branch libraries and the Central Library.

    The evening’s agenda includes a description of the alternatives being considered for BEX IV, an overview of the EIS, and opportunity for members of the public to ask questions of the environmental team.

    The Building Excellence capital program enables Seattle Public Schools to continue renovations and improvements to the buildings. While the public is still weighing in on the three levy options, the district needs to move forward with the environmental impact process. The School Board will vote in October on the final list of projects for the levy, which goes before voters in February 2013. To see the current options for BEX IV, visit The public can also take an online survey about the three options.

    In addition to the April 11 public meeting, Seattle Schools will hold a public hearing on the Draft EIS on May 3 at 7 p.m., also at the John Stanford Center.