It's been hard to find anything official from Seattle Public Schools, but some folks in the neighborhood are buzzing about the possibility of Columbia reopening as an elementary school again. Searching the district's website, I was able to find some proposed action reports calling for modernization of the building…however, there's no real discussion of it officially reopening as an elementary.
Here's what I can figure out thus far: Contractors are bidding on the updates at the end of the month. It also appears the Torah Day School's lease expires in June.
Below are some links to what I've been able to track down. Some of the documents discuss immediate plans to "modernize" the building…others are older and simply mention Columbia as an option to reopen or to consider. I think I am also finding info about reopening the site as an interim location for Meany Middle. A direct inquiry to the district might be the best way to get the actual details…the links below might get some folks interested in finding out more. If anyone knows anything official, be sure to chime in.