Dear Northeast Seattle Public Schools community,
At the Nov. 20 board meeting, the Seattle School Board approved boundary changes for the 2014-15 school year to help address the district’s growing enrollment.
There were several amendments from Board members that changed the proposed boundaries before the final vote. District staff has been working to get information and maps posted that reflect the Board decisions, and we also want to share the information with you directly. Additional information, maps and FAQs are posted at http://bit.ly/GrowthBoundaries.
In the Northeast region, there are no changes to elementary attendance areas for the 2014-15 school year except for Green Lake and Laurelhurst (in conjunction with McDonald and John Stanford International Schools becoming option schools). There are changes to middle school attendance areas for 2014-15. Grandfathering – guaranteeing a seat at a student’s current school - does not apply for attendance area middle school students. So current 6th and 7th graders will be assigned to attend their attendance area school next Fall.
For specific information on where your child will be assigned for next year (2014-15), please go to the Address Look-up Tool on the district’s web site. This tool will be updated by the end of this week to reflect changes approved by the School Board for the 2014-15 school year.
We look forward to working with each of our school communities to make sure these changes are rolled out smoothly. The Jane Addams Middle School (JAMS) planning principal, Paula Montgomery, is excited about building a new school community and will be in touch with families of students assigned to the JAMS attendance area for the 2014-15 school year.
Redrawing boundaries and opening new schools is never an easy process. I want to thank the staff, families and School Board for engaging together in this work to ensure there is space for all of our students in the fall.
Seattle Public Schools