Capital Projects & Facilities
In 2017, the Washington State Legislature provided funding to the Washington State Department of Health to test for lead in drinking water in public schools in an effort to reduce children’s overall exposure to lead in the environment. After two successful years of testing and participation from several schools, the program received continued funding through the general fund- state appropriation for fiscal year 2020-2021. This testing is voluntary for public schools.
As part of our on-going commitment to ensuring the health of our students and staff, we routinely perform fixture tests every 3-4 years. In the fall 2019, we tested Blakely, Ordway and Wilkes Elementary Schools and in the winter 2020, we will test Commodore, Bainbridge High School, Woodward and Sakai.