REMINDER: Final Highline Public Schools open workshop is tonight
REMINDER: Highline Public Schools is seeking public input on ideas on finding a solution for crowded and aging schools, with their final open workshops set for tonight – Tuesday, Jan. 28, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at Pacific Middle School in Des Moines.
“Exciting progress is happening in Highline Public Schools, and our student population is growing for the first time in over a decade,” reads an announcement. “This growth presents some challenges, and we need your input on a solution. We are now out of classroom space in our elementary schools and have no room for growth. Starting next year, the state is offering additional funding to lower class size for grades K-3. If we are unable to create classroom space, we may have to turn down as much as $2.2 million in state funding. We are working on a solution but want the community’s feedback as we accommodate enrollment growth and address conditions in our aging school buildings.”
You can review the proposal presentation online here.
In addition to these community meetings, organizers also invite residents to participate in an online survey through the YourVoice section of the district’s website.
Tuesday, January 28th
Pacific Middle School
22705 24th Place South
Des Moines, WA 98198