During five-minute passing periods at Bethel High School, nearly 600 students navigate the "Bethel Bottleneck," a convergence of hallways and stairs that lead to the only door accessing 16 portable classrooms. Overcrowding led to a Bethel School District bond on the ballot in 2016 and again in 2018. It failed each time.
During five-minute passing periods at Bethel High School, nearly 600 students navigate the "Bethel Bottleneck," a convergence of hallways and stairs that lead to the only door accessing 16 portable classrooms. Overcrowding led to a Bethel School District bond on the ballot in 2016 and again in 2018. It failed each time. Drew Perine News Tribune file photo, 2016
During five-minute passing periods at Bethel High School, nearly 600 students navigate the "Bethel Bottleneck," a convergence of hallways and stairs that lead to the only door accessing 16 portable classrooms. Overcrowding led to a Bethel School District bond on the ballot in 2016 and again in 2018. It failed each time. Drew Perine News Tribune file photo, 2016

School election joy not spread widely enough in Pierce County

February 15, 2018 03:40 PM