Preserve the playground space at Loyal Heights Elementary School

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Ann Rodak
6 years ago
I value open space and once we lose it, we will never get it back. It is not only important for school children but all of us.

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David Chaffin
6 years ago
Our neighborhood doesn't have enough playgrounds and parks as it is, and this will only make it worse.

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Amy Reid
7 years ago
Is there any way you could state your resources? I cannot find any studies that state that having more outdoor space is directly related to or correlated to "promoting physical fitness, social development as well as academic ability." I have found many other reasons reported but not space. Also, could we know what the intent is for building space reduction? What areas of the new plan are to be reduced or taken out of the plan in order to open up more outdoor space? I just want it to be clear to everyone involved as well as myself. My hope is that the areas for special ed, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and loading dock are not part of this as those areas are mandated by Federal law as well as constitutional rights for children with special needs. I just hate to do all of this work only to find out the areas are not even open for reduction due to FERPA and other existing laws already in place. Thank you!!!!!

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Toby Hilden
7 years ago
I am an alumni and we do need to preserve as much open space for the kids as possible.

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Kelly Germann
7 years ago
The proposed size of 800 students is ludicrous for a playground of that size. The district needs to distribute these students amongst other schools.

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David Robison
7 years ago
As a parent in a nearby school with its yard also under such pressures we know that the District is NOT doing enough to manage this aspect of capacity planning. Our kids need enough space to play so that they can then do their academic learning in the classroom.

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Heather Cook
7 years ago
Both of my kids have attended Loyal Heights Elementary. Although they're very different kids, their need for physical exercise and an escape from classwork during the day has been a constant. Smart people can find smart solutions that will allow our kids to learn well and still be kids with enough space to play.

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Moreen Streukens
7 years ago
I plan on moving to Seattle to raise my son and believe that he needs a larger playground to promote his learning and well being.

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Rebecca Andrews
7 years ago
My son is going to be attending LHE in the fall as a kindergartner. This expansion seems extreme, particularly given what a high performing school LHE has been. I could understand a modest expansion, but this seems over the top.

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Claire Jenkins
7 years ago
I have 3 children at Loyal Heights, and I feel that time on the playground before, during, and after school is a critical part of their health and is needed for their ability to focus at school. The current playground is also enjoyed by the community on the weekends and in the summer, offering a safe open area to play basketball, ride scooters and bikes, and rollerblade. There just are not other good options nearby for these activities.