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In the Herald

Gordon roof replacement: $410K More fixes planned throughout NKSD By KIPP ROBERTSON

Kitsap week Big Daddy Weave coming to Poulsbo — Inside

sports NK’s Franklin is athletic director of the year — Page A8

powwow This powwow is all about family and fun — Page A10-11

OPINION When it comes to PTA, openness is better — Page A4

POULSBO — Gordon Elementary School may have a new roof before

the start of the 2014-15 school year. Dave Dyess, the district’s director of facilities and maintenance, explained the aged, leaking roof’s condition to the North Kitsap School Board on Feb. 27. There is enough money set aside in this year’s budget for maintenance to cover the cost, if the board chooses to move ahead with the project.

The estimated $410,000 expense is a lot of money, Dyess said. However, replacing a roof is a lot less than spending $20 million to $25 million to rebuild a ruined school, he said. The biggest leak in Gordon’s roof is above the staff lounge, Dyess said. A blue tarp — visible in a Google Maps satellite image — covers a large portion of the roof.

Full-day K is more affordable

From left, Pearson Elementary School kindergarten students Bailey Fanning and Ryan Enright input commands into a robot Feb. 18 during the Pacific Science Center’s visit in Elizabeth Girouard’s full-day class. Kipp Robertson / Herald Kitsap’s decision doesn’t change his mind about his vote against lowering kindergarten tuition in his own district. Weedin, noting there is competition between districts, said the board needs to consider free and reduced tuition from “a much more holistic

standpoint.” “It’s a hard situation,” he said. “I wish we could give [free, full-day kindergarten], but we have to be fiscally prudent … We still have to know where [full-day kindergarSee KINDERGARTEN, Page A3

Shellfish harvesting reopens on Hood Canal

BANGOR — Shellfish harvesting on Hood Canal, closed because of an oily bilge-water spill in mid-February, reopened in most areas Feb. 28. The Bangor shoreline remains closed, according to state Health Department spokesman Mark Toy.

See ROOFS, Page A3




— Dave Dyess, NKSD director of facilities and maintenance

Objects from ancestral sites will be transferred to Suquamish

But Central Kitsap is now offering all its classes for free POULSBO — North Kitsap School Board’s decision to lower tuition for full-day kindergarten preceded the Central Kitsap School District’s decision to offer free, full-day kindergarten at all 12 of its elementary schools next year. NKSD officials didn’t know if Central Kitsap’s decision might influence residents near the district lines to transfer their kindergarteners to CK schools. But Dan Weedin, NKSD’s board president, said Central

Half the school district’s roofs are in “really good shape. The others need some serious money.”

INSIDE n Port of Kingston adding 17 pumpout stations for boats. — page A6

As of Feb. 26, there was still “a little” oily bilge water running off the pier where a pump tank failed, Toy

said. The failed tank caused an estimated 2,000 gallons of bilge water to spill into the Hood Canal. The Navy will not be fined because it has sovereignty, according to Lisa Copeland, Spokeswoman for the Department of Ecology. Ecology is working with the Navy and other See SPILL, Page A6

SUQUAMISH — The Port of Seattle is transferring ownership of objects excavated at two ancestral sites to the Suquamish Tribe and the Muckleshoot Tribe. The objects have been stored by the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture INSIDE since they were excan White Horse vated in Golf Course now the 1970s, part of Suquamish 1980s and reservation. 1990s from land owned — page A16 by the port. The port, seeking to repatriate the objects, entered into negotiations with Suquamish and Muckleshoot, both federally recognized indigenous nations. Many Duwamish people relocated to the Suquamish and Muckleshoot reservations in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The Duwamish Tribe, which is working to restore its federal recognition, was not included in those negotiations. See OBJECTS, Page A7

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