Board will set elementary boundaries at June 19 meeting

Jun 15, 2018

The Everett Public School board will take a final vote on recommendations for new elementary school boundaries at its regular meeting on June 19.

The new boundaries in the superintendent’s recommendation create a service area for Elementary No. 18, due to open in 2019. The boundary recommendations have been proposed to balance elementary school enrollments in the district’s south region.

The superintendent’s recommendation makes two adjustments to the boundary map the Elementary Boundary Committee submitted earlier for his consideration.

The superintendent’s decision to adjust these two areas is based on additional community input and a long-term perspective of enrollment trends over the next 10 years:

1.    Mill Creek: The first change moves Area 4, located just south of 132nd Street SE along 35th Avenue SE, back to Mill Creek Elementary School. Additional housing growth is expected in the Penny Creek service area, while there is not expected to be any substantial housing growth in the Mill Creek service area. Shifting Area 4 back to Mill Creek would leave more space for Penny Creek to grow over time. It would also avoid the potential of having to move Area 4 back to Mill Creek if Penny Creek enrollment projections exceed five-year projections.

2.    Forest View: The second change shifts the southern boundary of Forest View to better align with the boundary committee’s intent that driveways exiting on the south side of South 156th Street go to Forest View.

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