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    Addressing Capacity Challenges at Green Lake Elementary

    Updated Oct. 27, 2020

    Seattle Public Schools continues to explore options to address the overcrowding at Green Lake Elementary School. 

    Several changes have been made in recent years to provide more space for learning. These include making classrooms out of rooms designed for other purposes and adding portable classrooms. However, SPS has repurposed all possible spaces and the site cannot accommodate any additional portables.

    Seattle Public Schools is currently investigating enrollment changes, projections for future enrollment, and new building plans to develop capacity relief solutions. However, before proposing any changes, the Enrollment Planning team will be like collecting feedback from families to explore new methods for capacity relief. 

    Please submit ideas and feedback for Green Lake capacity relief using the form below. Updates about potential boundary changes or other enrollment changes will be posted on this webpage. 

    Previous Conversations About Green Lake

    In 2017, the district proposed boundary changes to the Green Lake attendance area that would provide capacity relief for the school. Community members opposed these changes and, ultimately, they were not approved. 

    In 2019, the district proposed expanding the geographic zones (geozones) for John Stanford International Elementary School (JSIS) and McDonald International Elementary School (McDonald). These changes would have been implemented for the 2020-21 school year and would have given all students in the Green Lake Elementary attendance area a tiebreaker to attend JSIS or McDonald. At the Oct. 3, 2019 Board Operations Committee meeting, the Seattle School Board decided not to move forward with the geozone expansion.

    A community meeting to discuss the geozone changes was held on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. Presentation resources from the meeting can be found below:

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