State program honors four MI schools/ Briefs

The Washington School Recognition Program has honored Islander Middle School, Island Park Elementary, Northwood Elementary and West Mercer Elementary for the growth of one or more student groups over recent years. They are among 571 public schools in the state to be recognized for outstanding achievement.

Islander, Island Park and Northwood were recognized for the 2021-22 school year and West Mercer was recognized for the 2022-23 school year.

All recognized schools will receive a banner to display in their buildings. The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction partners with the State Board of Education and Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee to identify and recognize schools for the program.

MISD receives incentives from PSE program

Over the last three years, the Mercer Island School District (MISD) has received more than $300,000 in incentives and energy savings costs from the Puget Sound Energy (PSE) Commercial Strategic Energy Management (CSEM) program.

MISD has just completed a three-year partnership with the CSEM, which helps commercial customers earn incentives for making low and no-cost changes that reduce energy usage and energy bills. Changes are largely to operations, maintenance and behavioral practices. MISD will be signing up for another three-year partnership with the program.