New school in the future for NKSD? Maybe, depending on developmentJuly 15th, 2013 by Amy Phan
Could a new school be in North Kitsap School District’s future?
That answer will likely depend on unbuilt, but approved, homes that’s on the books for the city of Poulsbo.
NKSD officials and city leaders discussed what the effect of these proposed neighborhoods would be on school capacity and boundary lines during a joint meeting last week.
About 18 subdivisions are proposed for the Poulsbo area, Mayor
Becky Erickson recently said. Most of the developments have been
approved, while others are waiting for approval.
Some of those developments are sizable. In the case of Mountain Aire near Noll Road, Erickson said, the city went through final approval status last week for 150 units in that particular neighborhood.
These neighborhoods aren’t going to be built tomorrow, Erickson said, they’re going to take many years to develop.
It would bring about 1,800 more homes to the area, she said. Poulsbo currently has a population of 9,500; the new developments could bring in an approximately 4,500 more to the area.
North Kitsap School District Board President Dan Weedin said information from Poulsbo will come in handy in the district’s long-range planning.
Board member Tom Anderson said a few years ago the district was looking at building a school, before the economy tank.
District superintendent Patty Page said it takes at least three years to build a school, from start to finish.
Below is a map detailing where the proposed neighborhoods would go.