Enumclaw School Board hosts public hearing Jan. 8 on land transfer with Tahoma School District

The Enumclaw School Board will host a hearing at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, to receive comment from interested persons and parties regarding the Enumclaw School District's proposal to transfer certain territory from the Tahoma School District to the Enumclaw District.

The hearing will be in the gymnasium of the Black Diamond Elementary School, 25314 Baker St., Black Diamond.

The territory in question is a roughly 35-acre portion, slated for commercial use, of developer Yarrow Bay's Villages and Lawson Hills master planned developments. Other portions of the same developments are already in the Enumclaw School District and are slated substantially for residential use.

The Enumclaw School Board members believe the entire related developments should be in the Enumclaw District, in part so that future property tax revenues from the commercial portions of the developments will help to support the costs of public school education of students living in the more than 6,000 new residential units of the MPDs.

Persons who wish to speak at the hearing may sign up in advance sending an email to or calling 360-802-7102, or may sign in upon arrival at the hearing. There will be two minute maximum for individuals and three minute maximum for representatives of groups.

Speakers will be heard in order of sign-up, unless it appears that there are more speakers than may be heard in two hours, in which case the Enumclaw School Board president reserves the option to take speakers out of order to assure representatives of various points of view are heard.

Persons or parties who wish to communicate their views regarding the proposal, but who are not able to attend the hearing, may provide their input by email, through Jan. 8 to using subject line "Proposed transfer of territory."

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