Editorial

December 31, 2013

2014 goals for a better Issaquah

The Issaquah Press presents its annual list of goals for the Issaquah area. A few are repeats from last year, still waiting to be accomplished but worthy of repeating.

February elections — The trio of school district levies, the Klahanie annexation decision and the repeal of the plastic bag ban are all up for a vote. The only good thing about the dismal turnout of voters in the November election is the easy assurance of getting enough voters to validate the school levy election. Let’s hope Issaquah voters get back on track and return their ballots in higher numbers in 2014.

Central Issaquah Plan — The redevelopment plan is in place and developers now know how to maximize the use of their property. One project has already been proposed. It will be interesting to see what other plans come forward and whether the CIP is achieving its goals.

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Give feedback about Issaquah schools by Dec. 12

December 10, 2013

NEW — 6 a.m. Dec. 10, 2013

The Issaquah School District PTSA is looking for parents and community members to take an online survey and give their views of what they value most in schools.

The PTSA has conducted similar surveys prior to its last two rounds of teacher contract negotiations. District teachers are about to engage in a new round of negotiations for contracts that expire in 2014.

Input collected from the survey, along with information from last spring’s districtwide homework survey, will be presented in January to district administrators, school board members and teachers’ union representatives.

Find the survey, which closes at midnight Dec. 12, here.