Four Meadowdale High School teachers came to the Edmonds School Board meeting May 23 to highlight security concerns related to district budget cuts.
In response to the district’s $15 million budget shortfall, hundreds of community members have gathered to defend programs on the chopping block during the last three meetings. While most have decried cuts to music, social support and special education programs, these Meadowdale representatives spoke about the loss of two Valley Patrol security officers and reduced hours for the school’s remaining security officer.
District alum, teacher and parent Kolleen Seals provided context for Meadowdale’s security situation.
“[We have a] large, spread-out campus with multiple points of entrance and exits from all four sides, 52…