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By Roger Harnack

Medical Lake schools focused on academic, not physical, growth


Last updated 10/31/2019 at 9:47am

MEDICAL LAKE – While Cheney schools are bracing for massive student population growth over the next decade, the local district is focused on academic growth.

During a Kiwanis Club luncheon Wednesday, Superintendent Tim Ames dispelled any notion of overcrowding anytime in the near future.

“Growth is not happening in Medical Lake,” Ames said. “We’re not getting the students we expected from the new squadron and Amazon.”

Ames was referring to a new refueling squadron at neighboring Fairchild Air Force Base and a new Amazon fulfillment center being built along Interstate 90.

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