Letters: Thoughts on Federal Way schools, pandemic, Sound Transit

Thoughts on FW schools

The entire state is now in Phase 3. Restaurants, gyms, sporting events and large gatherings are allowed. Yet for over a year now my kids are still sitting in their rooms alone all day as part of a phoney remote education program by Federal Way Public Schools.

There is currently no science, logic or common sense that justifies not having our K-12 students back in school. They should have returned several months ago.

Not returning under the guise of preventing the disruption of family schedules is pathetic. Our kids are suffering permanent mental and educational harm.

Superintendent Tammy Campbell and the entire Board of Directors have failed miserably at their paramount duty of educating the students of Federal Way.

Brian Adams,

Federal Way

Use the landfill site

Regarding the Sound Transit South Link Operations and Maintenance Facility (OMF) siting:

This is the same song and dance we already went through when Sound Transit wanted to use the site of Lowe’s and Dick’s Drive In in Kent as the site of their OMF. They simply refuse to use the perfect ready-made brownfield site of the Midway Landfill. Their right of way goes right next to it without any need for additional connector tracks or displacement of low-income and vulnerable residents of the area, let alone the destruction of unrecoverable wildlife and ecological areas. If the local governments have any sense, they will protect their citizenry and pressure Sound Transit to stop their games and just use the Midway Landfill site.

Nathan Rich,

Federal Way

Thank you for your support during pandemic

As we round this spring corner of one year with COVID, I want to offer a thank you to those in our community who have helped support an overall sustainable experience this past year.

To everyone working in the food, gas and grocery businesses, but also to The Commons mall retail stores (including for their festive holiday decor), and all retail business owners and staff who’ve strived to keep doors open so we all could/can continue trying to help life be a little more normal; to first responders and our police department; to the school district as they have begun opening classrooms; and also to us collectively as a community, as for the most part, it appeared we strived to accommodate guidelines that helped us stay safe through it all.

Thank you, with much appreciation!

Marie Moore,

Federal Way

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