8f. Attachment 01

Interlocal Agreement (ILA) with Highline Public Schools

Item No. 8f_attach 1
Meeting date March 22,

This Interlocal Agreement ("Agreement") is hereby entered into by and between Highline Public
Schools, hereinafter referred to as the "District" and the Port of Seattle, hereinafter referred to as "the
Port". The Port and the District are also referred to in this ILA collectively as "the Parties", and
individually as a "Party." 
WHEREAS, The Port of Seattle is a municipal corporation, with authority under Title 53 RCW of
the laws of the State of Washington, and other federal, state and local laws, to engage in workforce
development and economic development programs in Port-related industries; and 
WHEREAS, Maritime High School ("MHS") is a new high school that launched in Fall 2021. The
school is located in South King County and operated by the District and includes curricula focused on
Port-related industries, including maritime and green jobs; and 
WHEREAS, MHS is designed to: 
Expose students to the educational and employment opportunities provided by the region's
robust maritime industry;
Develop and sustain a workforce that mirrors the diversity of the residents of South King
Explore the region's extensive maritime history;
Include a focus on environmental stewardship, with a recognition that clean waterways,
such as the Duwamish River, are a necessary element of the maritime and green jobs
Build on the District's existing commitment to the industry and an expertise with the subject
matter as evidenced by the Marine Science Technology program at the Puget Sound Skills
Build on the Port's commitment to the Duwamish Valley through community collaboration
and targeted outreach;
Be open to students who reside within the District and students who live within the Puget
Sound region, including communities adjacent to the Duwamish River, who are interested in
quality jobs in the maritime and green jobs industries; and
WHEREAS, The District operates MHS as a public school, and MHS is governed by the Highline
School Board of Directors. 
WHEREAS, Admission to the school is via application and if there is more interest than available
seats, students will be admitted via a lottery process; and
WHEREAS, In support of the collaboration and partnership contemplated by this Agreement, the
Port has identified $250,000 in funding in fiscal year 2022, to be provided to the District in accordance
with Exhibit A and in furtherance of workforce development and economic development in Port-related

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing, the mutual covenants of the Parties contained
herein, and pursuant to Chapter 39.34 RCW, the Parties hereto agree as follows: 
The District shall provide partnership and support for King County students through the efforts of the
Maritime High School and to provide project-based learning opportunities with an emphasis on portrelated
industries. The funding from the Port will support the following: 
Instructional Design 
Extensive work will take place to develop the overall academic program for Maritime High School.
This work will encompass addressing all components necessary to graduate from high school, as well
as incorporating maritime content throughout. The instructional design work will focus on the
design of a series of integrated projects to strengthen the current 9th grade curriculum and develop
the 10th, 11th and 12th grade curriculum and include the following: 
Alignment of meaningful and relevant projects to academic standards and specific
competencies and standards related to maritime 
Development of culturally responsive assessments of student learning, including structures 
for sharing learning in multiple modalities 
Design of support structures for student success in accessing academic, including specific
maritime-related learning 
Creation and curation of lessons, units and materials to support meaningful, real-world and
engaging content to support learning across academic areas integrated with maritime
Community Engagement 
Short and long-term strategies to engage community partners to support access to the school will be
advanced. Activities will include the following: 
Innovative events to share information about the school, and solicit input for ongoing
development of the overall program 
Social media presences to sustain ongoing interest in and support of the school 
Newsletter publication to share information with stakeholders to nurture and grow support
of the school 
Meeting and networking with community groups supporting the school 
Partnership Development 
In order to engage students in hands-on and relevant learning, relationships will be developed with
partners to build and deepen learning experiences. Specifically, the following will take place: 
Implement plans for mentorship programming to connect students to industry and
community professionals 
Increase opportunities for extended learning at industry and community sites aligned with
standards and maritime competencies 
Sustain relationships to ensure high quality engagement of partners to inform ongoing
development of academic programming to be informed by current and future needs in
maritime sector employment 


Increase Visibility of Maritime Careers 
Develop communication protocols and partnerships that support regional awareness of maritime
education and careers. Efforts will include the following: 
Include information on broader maritime education opportunities to students and stakeholders.
students, teachers and families 
Amplify maritime educational opportunities offered by MHS industry partners 
Family and Student Engagement 
To ensure families and students are fully engaged with the continued development and operation of
the school, extensive work will take place to ensure multiple opportunities to provide input on
programming, as well as general events to ensure families are fully knowledgeable about the school
program, and the full range of employment in the maritime sector. Specifically, the school will: 
Support a student structure to provide input on the overall design of the school, as well
incorporating student interests into learning 
Provide multiple venues for families to provide input, including live meetings and asynchronous
platforms for feedback 
Host events for families to connect with industry and community partners to learn about the full
range of maritime careers 
Reporting on the activities described above shall be provided in the reports described in Exhibit A. 
The term of this Agreement shall be one year commencing from the last signature date of the 
Agreement unless terminated earlier in accordance with this Agreement. 
The District shall submit invoices after completion of the deliverables identified in Exhibit A. Payment for
approved and completed work in accordance with Exhibit A will be made by the Port of Seattle within
thirty (30) days of receipt of each invoice. The total payment under this ILA shall not exceed $250,000. 
The Parties to this contract shall each maintain books, records, documents and other evidence which
sufficiently and properly reflect all direct and indirect costs expended by either party in the performance
of the services described herein. These records shall be subject to inspection, review or audit by
personnel of both Parties, other personnel duly authorized by either party, the Office of the State
Auditor, and federal officials so authorized by law. All books, records, documents, and other material
relevant to this Agreement will be retained for six years after expiration and the Office of the State
Auditor, federal auditors, and any persons duly authorized by the Parties shall have full access and the
right to examine any of these materials during this period. 
Records and other documents, in any medium, furnished by one party to this Agreement to the other
party, will remain the property of the furnishing party, unless otherwise agreed. The receiving party will
not disclose or make available this material to any third parties without first giving notice to the
furnishing party and giving it a reasonable opportunity to respond. Each party will utilize reasonable
security procedures and protections to assure that records and documents provided by the other party
are not erroneously disclosed to third parties. The furnishing party shall mark documents that it
reasonably believes are or may be subject to an exemption from disclosure under the Public Records Act
prior to transmittal to the receiving party. 

The employees or agents of each party who are engaged in the performance of this Agreement shall
continue to be employees or agents of that party and shall not be considered for any purpose to be
employees or agents of the other party. 
This Agreement may be amended by mutual agreement of the Parties. Such amendments shall not be
binding unless they are in writing and signed by personnel authorized to bind each of the Parties. 
Either party may terminate this Agreement upon 30 days' prior written notification to the other party. If
this Agreement is so terminated, the Port shall be responsible for payment of deliverables invoiced and
accepted prior to the effective date of termination. 
If for any cause, either party does not fulfill in a timely and proper manner its obligations under this
Agreement, or if either party violates any of these terms and conditions, the aggrieved party will give
the other party written notice of such failure or violation. The responsible party will be given the
opportunity to correct the violation or failure within 15 business days. If failure or violation is not
corrected, this Agreement may be terminated immediately by written notice of the aggrieved party to
the other. 
9.       DISPUTES 
Any disputes or questions of interpretation of this Agreement that may arise between the Port and the
District shall be governed under these Dispute Resolution provisions. The Port and the District agree that
cooperation and communication are essential to resolving issues efficiently. If disputes about the
implementation of this Agreement arise, the designated contact persons for the Port and the District
shall meet to discuss the issues and attempt to resolve the dispute in a timely manner. If the designated
contact persons are unable to resolve the dispute, then the Parties may pursue any legal remedies. At all
times prior to resolution of the dispute, the Parties shall continue to perform and make any required
payments under this Agreement in the same manner and under the same terms as existed prior to the
10.      GOVERNANCE 
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of
Washington. The King County Superior Court in Seattle, Washington shall have exclusive jurisdiction and
venue over any legal action arising under this Agreement. 
11.      ASSIGNMENT 
The work to be provided under this Agreement, and any claim arising thereunder, is not assignable or
delegable by either party in whole or in part, without the express prior written consent of the other
party, which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld. 
Each party to this Agreement will be responsible for the negligent acts or omissions of its own
employees, officers, or agents in the performance of this Agreement. Neither party will be considered
the agent of the other and neither party assumes any responsibility to the other party for the

consequences of any act or omission of any person, firm, or corporation not a party to this Agreement.
To the maximum extent allowed by law, the Parties shall protect, defend, indemnify, and save harmless
each other, their officers, officials, employees, and agents, while acting within the scope of their
employment, from any and all costs, claims, judgments, penalties, and/or awards of damages, arising
out of or in any way resulting from the Parties' own negligent acts or omissions in connection with
performance of activities under the terms of this Agreement. Each Party agrees that its obligations
under this provision extend to any claim, demand, and/or cause of action brought by, or on behalf of,
any of its employees or agents. This indemnification shall survive the termination of this Agreement. 
13.      WAIVER 
A failure by either party to exercise its rights under this Agreement shall not preclude that party from
subsequent exercise of such rights and shall not constitute a waiver of any other rights under this
Agreement unless stated to be such in a writing signed by an authorized representative of the party and
attached to the original Agreement. 
If any provision of this Agreement or any provision of any document incorporated by reference shall be
held invalid, such invalidity shall not affect the other provisions of this Agreement which can be given
effect without the invalid provision, if such remainder conforms to the requirements of applicable law
and the fundamental purpose of this Agreement, and to this end the provisions of this Agreement are
declared to be severable. 
This Agreement contains all the terms and conditions agreed upon by the Parties. No other
understandings, oral or otherwise, regarding the subject matter of this Agreement shall be deemed to
exist or to bind any of the parties hereto. 
Highline Public Schools shall administer the funds under this Agreement. For purposes of notice, the
program manager for each of the Parties shall be responsible for and shall be the contact person for all
communications and billings regarding the performance of this Agreement. Any notice required or
permitted to be given pursuant to this Agreement shall be in writing and sent by U.S. Mail to the
following addresses unless otherwise indicated by the Parties to this Agreement: 
Highline Public Schools: 
All correspondence and notices related to this Agreement shall be delivered or mailed to
Bernard Koontz, Highline Public Schools, 15675 Ambaum Blvd SW, Burien, WA 98166. 
Port of Seattle: 
Communications and billing contact person shall be Luis Navarro, Director of Workforce
Development, Port of Seattle, 2711 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98121 


EXECUTED BY THE UNDERSIGNED PARTIES effective as of the date last below written and posted
pursuant to Chapter 39.34 RCW: 
Highline Public Schools                                  Port of Seattle 

____________________________________           ______________________________________ 
Signature                           Date             Signature                              Date 
Name: ______________________________           Name: ________________________________ 
Title: ________________________________           Title: _________________________________ 


Deliverable                       Milestone Payment            Schedule 
Instructional Plans demonstrating Maritime               $100,000          June 15, 2022 
focus of curriculum. 
Six Month Report to include student                      $50,000           June 15, 2022 
demographics, number of students outreached,
recruited, trained, lessons learned, and any
other tangible benefits of the program. (all
reports disaggregated by race, gender, zip code). 
Annual Report to include demographics, number          $80,000          December 15, 2022 
of students outreached, recruited, trained,
lessons learned, student testimonials, and any
other tangible benefits of the program. 
Develop a five-year plan to grow and sustain the           $20,000           December 15, 2022 
Maritime HS. This plan should include, but not
limited to: 1) key goals and milestones including
how the program will leverage partnerships with
funders and maritime employers; 2) plans to
sustain equity, diversity and inclusion; 3)
fundraising plans/strategies including
sponsorships, grants, etc. 
NOT TO EXCEED TOTAL:                   $250,000 


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