Magnolia Elementary given Landmark Status amid plans to reopen
pic: Seattle Public Schools
Lisa Meoli, of the Magnolia Historical Society, has a great overview of Magnolia Elementary School, it's newly acquired landmark status, and it's future in an article in the Queen Anne/Magnolia News.
"..According to Richard Best, director of capital projects and planning at SPS, “Seattle Public Schools is planning to reopen Magnolia School as an elementary school. We have received some funding from the State of Washington and have another funding request before our voters — Buildings, Technology and Academics/Athletics IV (BTA) — that will be determined on Feb. 9, 2016. Successful passage of the BTA IV capital levy will allow SPS to implement building systems improvements that meet the City of Seattle Substantial Alterations code designation (i.e., seismic and energy conservation improvements). “A small addition is being planned for the east side of the [Magnolia School] building to house six additional classrooms and a new gymnasium,” Best added. “We will provide more information after the BTA levy as we are currently collecting existing systems information.” Magnolia School is projected to open fall 2018..."
To read Lisa's article in its entirety, click: QA/MAG News: SNAPSHOT IN TIME: MAGNOLIA | Magnolia School