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Home & Garden Helpful information for the season — Inside

2013

Spring

KITSAP PAINTING

Peninsula Paint Co. offers a broad palette of colors, talent and experience. PAGE 3

HOME & GARDEN SHOWS

Resources abound at Peninsula Home & Garden Show, Bainbridge Home & Business Expo. PAGES 4-5, 8

ROOFING

Hanley Construction is a full-service roofing company — from installation to cleaning and repair. PAGE 6

AGING-IN-PLACE

Architect pushes for home designs that help people stay in their homes as they get older. PAGES 9-10

CALENDAR

Upcoming classes, club meetings and plant sales. PAGE 11

Friday, March 15, 2013 | Vol. 112, No. 11 | www.northkitsapherald.com | 50¢

In the Herald

NKSD: 116 fewer students in 2013-14 By KIPP ROBERTSON

krobertson@northkitsapherald.com

POULSBO —- Total student enrollment in the North Kitsap School District is expected to drop below 6,000 next school year. The district expects to have a total of 5,916 students

Kitsap week Dance Arts Theatre triples your fun — In this edition

White Horse Clubhouse opens to the public Sunday

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OPINION Your chance to be heard on critical issues — Page A4

Looking into the district’s records back to 2002-03 —- and spot-checking a few years before — district interim finance director Debra Aungst said she could not find any year where the average full-time enrollment was less than 6,000.

The projected 2013-14 enrollment includes Running Start students. Without those students, enrollment is 5,815. Student enrollment at NKSD’s schools was 5,930.98 this year. However, See ENROLLMENT, Page A2

Touched by a girl’s story, Gateway School students work to make a difference in the life of a child 9,000 miles away mstephenson@northkitsapherald.com

— Page A8

School districts receive funding from state, federal and other levels for each full-time student enrolled. The majority of the funding comes from the state, which averages about $5,200 per student each year for basic education.

To Tanzania, New retail spaces planned with love By MEGAN STEPHENSON

sports n Vikings start season with 15-1 win over Kennedy

in 2013-14. Projected enrollment shows a loss of about 116 students, according to a district document. The enrollment projection is a 10.1 percent decrease from the 2005-06 school year, when 6,578.31 students were counted.

POULSBO — When students at Gateway Christian School learned about Weema, an 8-year-old girl who attends Sakila School in Tanzania, and how excited she is to go to school everyday, they were surprised. Weema (pronounced way-mah) was born with one leg and walks to school with a specially-designed prosthetic. “I can’t imagine what it’s like to walk four miles. My parents drive me [to

From left, Shaylene Sky Jefferson, Crystal Boure, Vincent Chargualaf and Tyleeander Purser speak at the Student Summit on Oceans and Coasts. Contributed

school],” third-grader Hailey Knott said. She said she feels blessed to have running water while Tanzanian students must walk to a well. Fifth-grader Joslyn Leage added, “I wouldn’t want to walk that far just to go to school.” While many Gateway students said it was hard to imagine walking so far to school, they felt more grateful for the lives they have after hearing about Weema and other Sakila students. See SAKILA, Page A13

Construction workers demolish the former Voodiez Bar and Grill on Front Street, Tuesday, to make way for a new multi-story building with retail spaces, a garden roof and balcony. Because a wall it shared with a neighboring business remains, the demolition is considered a remodel. For more Business news, see pages A21, 23. Kipp Robertson / Herald

Chief Kitsap Academy students raise awareness of ocean’s woes at summit By KIPP ROBERTSON and MEGAN STEPHENSON Herald staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Both sides of Tyleeander Purser’s family have fishing backgrounds. The Chief Kitsap Academy student said his Tribe has lived off the water forever. He doesn’t want to see that

go away. “If there’s no water, there’s no us,” Purser said. Four students from Suquamish’s Chief Kitsap Academy had the opportunity to raise awareness of ocean acidification March 11-14 at the fourth annual

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North Kitsap Herald, March 15, 2013