Highline School District Seeking Public Input on Curriculum Plans


Parents and teachers are being asked by Highline School District officials to comment on plans for curriculum plans for the next school year.

The district wants input on arts, social studies, world languages, and English Language Learner programs.

“Input from teachers and parents is very important in designing these plans,” says Bernard Koontz, coordinator of cultural arts and language. “While every recommendation from stakeholders may not be directly reflected in the final plans, the input is very valuable in shaping them.”

Highline will hold a series of meetings to gather input which will focus on overall instructional strategies, not on specifics.

The district says participants will then be asked to discuss three questions:

  • What strategies are working well and should continue?
  • What strategies are not working well and should be discontinued or changed?
  • What new strategies should be added?

Meetings will be held at school district central offices, 15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW and Puget Sound Skills Center, 18010 8th Ave. S, both in Burien.

  • World Languages: Tuesday, Mar 6, 4-5pm, PSSC Yormark Room*
  • Social Studies: Thursday, Mar 8, 4-5pm, ERAC South Classroom
  • The Arts: Tuesday, Mar 20, 4-5pm, PSSC Yormark Room*
  • English Language: Thursday, Mar 22, 4-5pm, PSSC Yormark Room*

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