Daily Archives: August 3, 2010

Tonight: Eat ice cream with the bomb squad

The Bainbridge Island Police Department is hosting the island’s “National Night Out” festivities this evening from 6 to 9 p.m. at the green outside City Hall.

The event is one of many similar events held around the country to foster positive interaction with local police.

Here’s what’s on the schedule:

· Free hot dogs, ice cream and cookies.

· Music by the Hometown Band

· Meet local police, fire, K9, marine and bomb squad officers.

· Activities with West Sound Wildlife Shelter, IslandWood, Kids Discovery Museum and other organizations.

· Drawings for movie tickets, pies, bath supplies, clothes and gift cards for hardware supplies and groceries.

Attendees are asked to bring a can of food for Helpline House.

Bainbridge schools: a design, a resignation and two levies

As expected, the Bainbridge school board gave the green light to two ballot measures aimed at bolstering the district’s technology and operations funds.

The board on Thursday unanimously approved resolutions for a $5.275 million technology levy and a $825,000 operations levy lid lift.

Read more about the November ballot measures HERE.

Also on Thursday, longtime school board member Dave Pollock announced he’d be resigning as of Aug. 26.

Pollock, who was first elected in 2003, said work demands and the fact that he no longer has school-age children factored in to his decision.

The district is asking for applicants to replace Pollock until the next election.

For more information, see my story HERE.

And in the final bit of school news, the district unveiled a design for the new Wilkes Elementary School, which should break ground during the spring of next year.

Design illustrations and models by Mahlum Architects showed a one-story building with a lot of windows and four courtyards.

One of the overall aims of the building is “transparency and links to the outdoors,” said the project’s lead designer.

That’s a model of the school above. See another image and read more info about the design HERE.