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Highline Public Schools seeking community input on school facilities
Posted By Scott Schaefer On January 10, 2014 @ 1:00 pm In Education,Headlines,Life | No Comments
Facing serious challenges with school facilities, leaders from Highline Public Schools are asking citizens to weigh in on potential solutions, with three different public meetings scheduled for Jan. 14, Jan. 16 and Jan. 28.
“Last year the community came together to set bold goals for students,” said Superintendent Susan Enfield. “In order to meet those goals, we must provide a learning environment that allows students to experience excellent instruction and today’s learning technology.”
Highline’s student population is growing for the first time in over a decade, and the district is projected to see an additional 2,100 students over the next 8 to 10 years. Elementary schools are currently full, and there is no room for growth. In addition, there are a number of aging buildings that must be replaced or undergo major renovations. A few facts:
District leaders are working to come up with a responsible solution to both issues. Highline Public Schools is seeking community input on how to accommodate enrollment growth and address conditions in aging school buildings. There are a number of opportunities for the public to get more information, take a closer look at potential solutions and provide feedback, including:
An online survey covering key issues and potential solutions, available mid-January on the district’s website. This tool is easy to access and is a convenient way to learn more about the issues ahead and share input and ideas. The survey will be posted at www.highlineschools.org/yourvoice .
Citizens are invited to three community meetings being held to gather input from community members. These meetings are an opportunity for citizens to hear details about the challenges ahead, give input on the proposed solutions and join with district leaders in shaping a meaningful and lasting solution.
Child care and interpretation will be available. To arrange for either service, contact the Family Center at 206-631-3102.
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