Major Changes are Proposed for the some Central District Area Students. Don’t be shy about offering suggestions to the district via the information below.
The Seattle School District staff presented the first draft of proposed boundary changes for student assignment on Tuesday, September 17 during a Board Work Session. The draft will be updated again after a series of community meetings noted below. The proposal will then be an introductory item on the Board agenda for October 16, and presented for a final vote at the November 20, 2013 Board Meeting.
Many families especially in the Squire Park area will be affected by the Seattle School District’s proposed changes to student assignment at both the elementary and middle school levels. No students south of E. Madison will be allowed to attend Stevens Elementary and a second middle school will mean major changes to those assignment patterns as well. So far the proposed boundaries have been presented with no data regarding the projected number of resident students or enrollment at the schools. Committees and parent groups are requesting that information.
Elementary students currently assigned to Stevens west of 19th, between E. Madison and Cherry would be assigned to Lowell and those east of 19th to Madrona. A portion of the current Gatzert area will also be reassigned and split between Thurgood Marshall and Madrona. The Stevens boundary will be extended north just north of the school itself.
The new proposal would shift a vast majority of all middle school student assignments in the Central District. Students from Stevens, Lowell, Gatzert, Madrona (K-8), McGilvra, and Montlake would be assigned to Meany Middle School. Currently, they all all feed into Washington Middle School. Only Muir, Leschi and Thurgood Marshall would feed into Washington.
The District encourages all to give feedback and not to be shy about making suggestions either online or at the community meetings.Email: [email protected]
The following Seattle Schools Community Meetings are from 6:30 to 8:00 PM:
- Monday, Sept. 23, Mercer Middle School, 1600 South Columbian Way;
- Tuesday, Sept. 24, Nathan Hale High School Commons, 10750 – 30th Ave NE;
- Wednesday, Sept. 25, West Seattle High School Commons, 3000 California Ave SW;
- Monday, Sept. 30, Meany Middle School, 300 – 20th Ave E;
- Tuesday, Oct. 1, Ballard High School Commons,1418 NW 65th St.
Maps and further information, along with where students can walk or can not walk to school can be found: http://www.seattleschools.org/modules/cms/pages.phtml?sessionid=585edd3785215fed3ab8351025e32feb&pageid=294923&sessionid=585edd3785215fed3ab8351025e32feb