Bethel Schools feeling cramped as population grows, funding bonds fail.

Students and principals from Bethel High School and Shining Mountain Elementary share stories of classroom overcrowding and failing building maintenance as district funding bonds continue to be rejected by voters.
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Students and principals from Bethel High School and Shining Mountain Elementary share stories of classroom overcrowding and failing building maintenance as district funding bonds continue to be rejected by voters.

Matt Driscoll has been The News Tribune’s metro news columnist since 2015. A McClatchy President’s Award winner, Driscoll lives in Central Tacoma with his wife Jennifer and three children. He’s passionate about the City of Destiny, and strives to tell stories that might otherwise go untold.