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Former Highline teacher says school suspension policy wrong; needs changing

Former Highline teacher says school suspension policy wrong; needs changing

By Jack Mayne Former Highline High School teacher Jasmine Kettler has forcefully condemned the “out of school suspension policy” that has been cited by Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools’ new partnership supports college and career readiness

Highline Public Schools’ new partnership supports college and career readiness

Highline Public Schools on Thursday (Aug. 11) announced the launch of a new partnership supporting college and career readiness with Discovery Education, a provider of digital content and professional... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools shares results of online feedback from nearly 1,500

Highline Public Schools shares results of online feedback from nearly 1,500

Highline Public Schools announced Wednesday (Aug. 10) that nearly 1,500 people shared their priorities and ideas with the district about possible schedule changes and high school improvements through a... [Read more]

Council hears Superintendent on Nov. bond issue; begins biennial budget work

Council hears Superintendent on Nov. bond issue; begins biennial budget work

By Jack Mayne Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield briefed the Burien City Council on Monday (July 25) about the critically needed $299.4 million bond issue, which is seeking voter approval... [Read more]

VIDEO: ‘Vote YES for Highline Public Schools’ kicks off Nov. 2016 campaign 

VIDEO: ‘Vote YES for Highline Public Schools’ kicks off Nov. 2016 campaign 

On the front steps of Burien’s deteriorating Highline High School on Saturday (July 23), families, residents, students and teachers came together to help kick-off Highline Public Schools’ Nov.... [Read more]

PODCAST: Burien vacating land to Port; school bond on ballot; weather & more…

PODCAST: Burien vacating land to Port; school bond on ballot; weather & more…

Here’s episode #61 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

‘Vote Yes for Highline Schools’ kick-off event for new bond will be Saturday

‘Vote Yes for Highline Schools’ kick-off event for new bond will be Saturday

The ‘Vote Yes for Highline Schools’ group will be holding a kick-off event to celebrate the district’s Nov. 8 bond this Saturday, July 23. The event will begin at 11 a.m. on the front... [Read more]

School Board votes to place community-led Bond Measure on Nov. 8 ballot

School Board votes to place community-led Bond Measure on Nov. 8 ballot

CFAC members tour 90-year-old Des Moines Elementary School. A community-led plan for a school construction bond will go before voters on Nov. 8, 2016, Highline Public Schools announced Thursday morning,... [Read more]

Highline School Board to vote on placing bond on Nov. ballot at July 20 meeting

Highline School Board to vote on placing bond on Nov. ballot at July 20 meeting

The Highline School Board will vote at its July 20 meeting on whether to place a new bond on the November ballot. “The bond reflects the recommendation of a community-led committee and would fund... [Read more]

Highline Schools says usual number of teachers resigned, retired at year-end

Highline Schools says usual number of teachers resigned, retired at year-end

By Jack Mayne A reader recently pointed to a long list of teachers leaving the Highline School District, and indicated readers “should be scared stiff” about how many were leaving – but the school... [Read more]

Highline School Board to decide July 20 on $299 million November bond election

Highline School Board to decide July 20 on $299 million November bond election

By Jack Mayne There will be a new Highline School District bond issue on the November ballot if the school board approves a proposal from the Capital Facilities Advisory Committee. The amount of the new... [Read more]

Capital Facilities Advisory Committee recommends Bond to build new schools

Capital Facilities Advisory Committee recommends Bond to build new schools

Thirty-nine Highline parents, students, and community members spent the last 10 months studying and deliberating about the need to improve or replace schools in Highline, and this week they recommended... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools seeking feedback to help prioritize school ideas

Highline Public Schools seeking feedback to help prioritize school ideas

Last month, nearly 1,000 citizens provided input in a three-part online conversation about possible school schedule changes being considered by Highline Public Schools. In the second phase – which recently... [Read more]

Sponsored Post JOBS: Highline Public Schools holding Job Fair on Monday, June 20

JOBS: Highline Public Schools holding Job Fair on Monday, June 20

Highline Public Schools is holding a Job Fair on Monday, June 20, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Here are the details: WHEN: Monday, June 20 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. WHERE: ERAC Building, 15675 Ambaum SW, Burien,... [Read more]

Highline Superintendent Enfield receives Communication Technology Award

Highline Superintendent Enfield receives Communication Technology Award

Highline Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Susan Enfield recently won  the inaugural 2016 Communication Technology Award for Superintendents by the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA). Judges... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools holding forum on Youth Violence Tuesday, June 14

Highline Public Schools holding forum on Youth Violence Tuesday, June 14

Highline Public Schools will be holding an open, public meeting about addressing issues behind recent incidents of youth involved in gun violence in our community on Tuesday, June 14, from 7 – 8:30... [Read more]

Highline School Board endorses movement to increase Graduation Rates

Highline School Board endorses movement to increase Graduation Rates

At its meeting Wednesday (June 1), the Highline Public Schools Board of Directors adopted a resolution supporting a community-driven movement  – ‘Graduate! Highline’ – aimed at increasing... [Read more]

Highline Schools Capital Facilities Advisory Committee prioritizes solutions

Highline Schools Capital Facilities Advisory Committee prioritizes solutions

The Highline Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC) is narrowing down a list of solutions for facility concerns facing Highline Public Schools, and on Tuesday (May 31) released their priorities. Initial... [Read more]

Jeanette Burrage found ‘Not Guilty’ of assaulting child on school bus

Jeanette Burrage found ‘Not Guilty’ of assaulting child on school bus

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: Former Des Moines City Councilmember Jeanette Burrage was found ‘Not Guilty’ Thursday of charges of assaulting a special needs student who was riding... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation awards nearly $120,000 in scholarships

Highline Schools Foundation awards nearly $120,000 in scholarships

2016 Highline Schools Foundation Scholarship recipients, their families and scholarship funders gathered at the Puget Sound Skills Center for the second annual Scholarship Recognition Reception following... [Read more]

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Over 1,300 help at Highline High ‘Pirate Pride Cleanup Day’

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Over 1,300 help at Highline High ‘Pirate Pride Cleanup Day’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Now in her second year with more great work is our youngest-ever Contributor – 12-year old Isabel Herbruger – Local Girl Scout, 4-H member, and aspiring photojournalist. We encourage... [Read more]

VIDEO: Students, staff, alums & others help clean up Highline High School

VIDEO: Students, staff, alums & others help clean up Highline High School

Highline Public Schools released this video, showing students, alums, staff, and other volunteers helping to paint, weed, landscape and clean Highline High School on Friday, May 20: “The support... [Read more]

‘Speed Networking Event’ helps over 100 Highline Public Schools students

‘Speed Networking Event’ helps over 100 Highline Public Schools students

On Tuesday (May 17), the City of Burien helped host a ‘speed networking event’ for juniors and seniors from Highline Public Schools at City Hall: Burien City Manager Kamuron Gurol addressed... [Read more]