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    High School Boundary Task Force Meets to Discuss Lincoln High
    Posted on 09/29/2017
    Image of artist rendering of Lincoln HS

    Task Force Meeting 

    Seattle Public Schools' High School Boundary Task Force met Thursday to review additional Lincoln High School Boundary scenarios and discuss potential high school boundaries in Southeast Seattle. 

    In the past 10 years, Seattle Public Schools (SPS) has grown by 8,000 students. While our rapid growth is stabilizing, we are running to catch up and ensure enough high school capacity.

    Seattle Public Schools will reopen Lincoln High School in Northwest Seattle in the 2019-20 school year. The opening process will require redrawing high school boundaries, which identifies the district areas that will feed into each high school.

    In addition, the district is making updates to the Student Assignment Plan (SAP), which ensures students have access to services they need. The SAP also outlines options for programs and enrollment outside of students’ designated schools.

    Task Force Meeting Results

    During Thursday’s meeting task force members decided they liked “Scenario H” with one slight modification they have named “Scenario H-2”. Breakdowns of all boundary scenarios are available on the High School Boundary Task Force website under “September 28th”.

    Next Steps

    The Task Force will hold one more meeting, and potentially two more, where they will discuss Southeast High School Boundaries and high school Highly Capable Cohort (HCC) pathways. The district’s SAP, High School Boundaries, HCC and Advanced Learning opportunities are interconnected and require community engagement. Over the course of the next couple of months, district staff will be asking stakeholders for ideas, analyzing impacts and making final recommendations to the School Board.

    Here is the agenda from Thursday’s High School Boundary Task Force meeting. Minutes of the meeting will be available in the next few weeks. 

    Here is more information on the High School Boundary Task Force.

    The district is committed to keeping students, families and staff informed and engaged every step of the way through this process. Look for more information about the district's SAP, High School Boundaries, and Advanced Learning here on the district website and on social media using #SPSSAP, #SPSHSBoundaries and #SPSAdLearning.