Highline Public Schools hosting community meetings about levy, bond


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Families, community members, and staff are encouraged to attend upcoming community meetings about Highline Public Schools’ proposed levy and bond measures on the Feb. 10 ballot.

Renewal of an Educational Programs and Operations Levy would pay for basics such as teachers, books, buses and other essentials not fully funded by the state.

The bond would replace the district’s two oldest schools, build new schools to accommodate growing enrollment and lower class sizes, and make critical repairs and technology upgrades district-wide.

For details on the meetings, visit http://highlineschools.org/communitymeetings

Meeting participants will:

  • Learn the facts about the proposed levy and bond measures.
  • Learn how the bond proposal was modified based on community input.
  • Have the opportunity to share concerns and have questions answered.

Community Meetings are schedule for:

  • Wednesday, January 14
    6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
    Highline High School cafeteria
    225 South 152nd Street, Burien
  • Thursday, January 15 (primary focus: Des Moines Elementary replacement project)
    6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
    Des Moines Elementary School cafeteria
    22001 9th Avenue, Des Moines
  • Tuesday, January 20 (primary focus: new middle school at Glacier site)
    6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
    Cedarhurst Elementary School
    611 South 132nd Street, Burien
  • Wednesday, January 21 (primary focus: new middle school at Manhattan site)
    5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
    North Hill Elementary School
    19835 8th Avenue South, Seattle

Community Town Hall
The community is also invited to a Community Town Hall. Participants will join Superintendent Susan Enfield and School Board members for an open public dialog about district finances and the bond and levy measures on the February ballot. Attendees are invited to come with their questions and concerns, so the district may respond.

  • Thursday, January 22
    6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
    Highline High School library
    225 South 152nd Street, Burien

Spanish interpreters will be available at all events.

To learn more, visit www.highlineschools.org/levy and www.highlineschools.org/bond.


Comments

One Response to “Highline Public Schools hosting community meetings about levy, bond”
  1. JohnCastronover says:

    This is just another campaign rally for the supporters to get together. I no longer believe this administration listens to the residents of this district. I don’t need to hear some pretentious, overpaid administrator justify this bloated bond measure and levy and explain to me why overextending the Highline School District taxpayers is a good thing for the community, my property values, or my children. The only interesting thing about going to one of these meetings would be to hear how the district justifies asking for a levy increase at the same time the number of administrators in the central office has ballooned in the past couple of years.

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