King County Executive Dow Constantine visits Tahoma High School
King County Executive Dow Constantine visited Tahoma School District Sept. 17 to learn more about the district and to discuss the Best Starts for Kids initiative levy that will be on the Nov. 3 general election ballot.
Constantine has made it his goal to visit each of King County’s 19 school districts to learn about their challenges and celebrations. During his day with Tahoma, Constantine toured two schools, visited the construction site for the new Tahoma High School and had lunch with Tahoma school board members, administrators and community leaders.
The county executive began his day at Tahoma High School, where Tahoma Superintendent Rob Morrow and Tahoma High School Principal Terry Duty explained the district’s Future Ready program, which strives to ensure every graduating senior has a viable plan for advanced learning or careers. Constantine expressed considerable interest in programs aimed at helping all students find successful career pathways. Students then showed him the high school’s Career Center, where he learned about the many ways students are provided with guidance as they make decisions about their 13th year, the first one after high school.
Constantine also visited Tahoma’s We the People civics team and told students that even though he is a lawyer and elected official, he wished he could take the class. “You’re very fortunate to have this great program,” he said. He also visited the automotive technology class, got a brief demonstration from the school’s robotics team, Bear Metal, toured the school’s vegetable garden and learned about sustainability programs from three members of the school’s Green Team, who served as guides on his visit.