New Attendance Boundaries
With the construction and planned completion of Evergreen’s 22nd elementary school at the corner of NE 39th Street and NE 162nd Avenue, as well as the capacity changes for the rebuilt Image and Sifton elementary schools, attendance boundaries for a number of schools will need to be adjusted.
Since December 2018, a group of parents from Image, Sifton, Burnt Bridge Creek, Harmony, Illahee, York and Pioneer Elementary Schools worked through a process with district staff over the course of ten meetings. The goals were to balance safe walkable routes, bus routes, natural barriers and neighborhood demographics with an ideal school size-between 450-550 students. This also took into consideration future growth projections as well as paving the way to eliminating overcrowding and the use of aging portable classrooms. This process envisioned making campuses safer and providing more equitable learning environments for all students in the attendance areas.
Two Community Forums were scheduled to gain feedback from affected neighborhoods and families.
Boundary recommendations for the 2020-21 school year were be made to the School Board in June 2019, and addressed at Board meetings on August 27th and September 10th, when they were approved.
The same process will be used once construction begins on Burton, Ellsworth and Marrion elementary schools.