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Patrick Robinson
It was a big group of people all taking part in the official ribbon cutting for the opening of Fairmount Park Elementary.

Fairmount Park Elementary dedicated by dignitaries; $20 million makeover shown off after ribbon cutting

The ribbon cutting at the made over Fairmount Park Elementary School on Sept. 2 was attended by interim Seattle Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Larry Nyland, King County Executive Dow Constantine, State Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon, Executive Board member Tania de Sa Campos, Marty McLaren, Seattle School Board District 6.

The school is located at 3800 SW Findlay Street.

Earlier in the day Dr. Nyland made a speech at Jane Addams Middle School and outlined his priorities and provided a look ahead.

“I’m thrilled to return to the district where I received my education, especially at this exciting time of student population growth, curriculum alignment, and positive increases in student achievement,” Dr. Nyland said. “I look forward to continuing the district’s good work on implementing the goals of the Strategic Plan.”

SPS’s five-year Strategic Plan outlines three specific goals: Ensure educational excellence and equity for every student, improve systems districtwide to support academic outcomes and meet students’ needs, and strengthen school, family and community engagement.

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