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    New Task Force "H Version 2" Posted
    Posted on 10/03/2017
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    Seattle Public Schools' High School Boundary Task Force met last week to review additional Lincoln High School boundary scenarios and discuss potential high school boundaries in Southeast Seattle.

    During their meeting, task force members created a new "H Version 2" potential boundary scenario for Lincoln. The district now has that potential scenario map posted on the High School Boundary Task Force Webpage.

    Here is a link to the "H Version 2" potential scenario map.

    Here is a link to the latest information that came out of last week's High School Boundary Task Force Meeting.

    "H Version 2" is the scenario preferred by task force members, so far. The district will be getting feedback from families at five open house meetings. The district has not determined whether Lincoln will open with grades 9 and 10 or 9 through 11.

    Here is more information about the open house meetings.

    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

    The High School Boundary Task Force has been meeting since April to review potential boundaries and make recommendations to the Superintendent. Any final decision on school boundaries will be made by the Seattle School Board.

    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 last week's High School Boundary Task Force meeting. Minutes of the meeting will be available in the next few weeks. 

    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.