Welcome to High School Growth Mitigation Committee

  • Purpose
    The High School Growth Mitigation Committee is to recommend to the superintendent revisions to high school enrollment boundaries beginning fall 2020 to reduce enrollment at Jackson High School, including “complimentary and practical program changes, portable classrooms, and minor schedule changes.” The committee will meet up to two times each month beginning in late September 2018 through March 2019. The committee will hold community feedback events in November and February. The committee will make a recommendation to the superintendent by March 2019. The committee will include district and community members and is supported by a facilitator and district personnel.
     
    Committee formation
    At its August 28 meeting, the district’s Board of Directors approved the makeup, task and timeline for a committee charged with finding solutions to a classroom puzzle – where and how to provide enough high-quality classroom space for the district’s growing number of high school students.
     
    Thank you to all the community members who applied for the High School Growth Mitigation Planning Committee. The application period has now closed. Selected applicants will be notified after September 21. The 30-member committee will include:
    • Three community members from each of the comprehensive high schools - Cascade, Everett and Jackson
    • One student from each of the comprehensive high schools
    • Two community members from each of the district's five middle schools - Eisenhower, Evergreen, Gateway, Heatherwood and North
    • Administrators representing the three high schools and five middle schools
    The committee begins its work on Sept. 26, 2018, and will report its suggestions for solutions to the superintendent by March 31, 2019 – in time to give high school families across the district a year of preparation for the changes for fall 2020.
     
    The following board and community presentations and the summary of public comments during the three community conversations held in May 2018 provide helpful background about this process so far.  
     
    Presentations
     
    Public Comments
     
    Members
    Committee members to be selected by Sept. 21, 2018
      
    Contact
    Mike Gunn
    Executive Director of Facilities and Operations
    425-385-4190