STATE LEGISLATOR TOURS SCHOOLS IN DISTRICT
State Rep. Christine Kilduff, 28th Legislative District, toured Custer and Oakbrook Elementary Schools and Hudtloff Middle School as part of Washington State Maintenance and Operations Administrators Association’s (WAMOA) legislative school visitations. The legislator’s first stop was Custer Elementary, which was built in 1933. Administrator for business services and capital projects, Rick Ring, pointed out some of the areas of the school like the pipes, flooring, climate control and classroom spaces that are not ideal.
“We wanted Rep. Kilduff to see we are making the best use of the resources we have,” said Custer principal Jane Al-Tamimi. “Even though our infrastructure doesn’t support our current technology, we want to make sure our students have the same learning opportunities as other schools.”
Rep. Kilduff toured schools in Clover Park and Bethel School Districts to see new or improved schools that received state assistance school construction funding or schools in need of new construction assuming a bond would pass. The legislator wanted to see how state school construction assistance funding is being used. Members of WAMOA, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, Council of Educational Facility Planners International and Clover Park School District board members and administrators also participated in the tour.
(above) Administrator for business services and capital projects, Rick Ring, talks with state Rep. Christine Kilduff on Sept. 30 about Custer Elementary School during a school visitation coordinated by WAMOA.