Capital levy proposal has many targets
By Neil Pierson
Visitors to Issaquah Valley Elementary School might not notice any differences in how meals are served to the roughly 560 students, but the kitchen staff there has appreciated upgrades.
As part of a $5.6 million “critical repairs” levy passed by Issaquah School District voters in February 2010, more than $850,000 was spent to replace outdated equipment in several school kitchens.
Brian Olson, the district’s director of food services, said the improvements occurred largely at six elementary schools — Challenger, Cougar Ridge, Discovery, Endeavour, Sunset and Issaquah Valley.
“It was really upgrading a lot of the older kitchen equipment that’s been in place for 10, 15, 20 years or so,” he said.