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New elementary schools = new attendance boundaries
Aaron Wintersong
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New elementary schools = new attendance boundaries

With the construction and planned completion of Evergreen’s 22nd elementary school at the corner of NE 39th Street and NE 162nd Avenue, as well as the capacity changes for the rebuilt Image and Sifton elementary schools, attendance boundaries for a number of schools will need to be adjusted.

Starting by the end of December, a group of parents from Image, Sifton, Burnt Bridge Creek, Harmony, Illahee, York and Pioneer Elementary Schools will be working through a process with district staff. The goals are to balance safe walkable routes, bus routes, natural barriers and neighborhood demographics with an ideal school size-between 450-550 students. Ideally, this will also take into consideration future growth projections as well as paving the way to eliminating overcrowding and the use of aging portable classrooms. This process envisions making campuses safer and providing more equitable learning environments for all students in the attendance areas.

Boundary recommendations for the 2020-21 school year will be made to the School Board in June 2019 unless the committee determines more time is needed. At the latest, recommendations will be made to the board by December 2019, giving families eight months to more than a year before the changes take effect. The same process will be used once construction begins on Burton, Ellsworth and Marrion elementary schools in 2020.

 

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