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District News

School Board to vote on Capacity Management Plan on Jan. 31

Jan. 25, 2013 | Audience: Families, Community, Staff | Contact:Communications | (206) 252-0200

The School Board is expected to vote on the Short Term Capacity Management Plan during a special meeting at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31 at the auditorium of the John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence.

The Board on Jan. 23 decided to delay the vote by a week to review 2013-14 enrollment projections, which are expected the week of Jan. 28. District staff will review the options to address our growing enrollment for next year with this additional data.

Enrollment is projected to grow by 7,000 students over the next 10 years. The Capacity Management Plan addresses immediate capacity needs. If approved by voters on Feb. 12, renewal of the Building Excellence IV (BEX IV) Capital Levy would provide capital funding for long-term growth.
 
Even though public testimony was heard on the Short Term Capacity Management Plan on Jan. 9 and 23, ten public testimony slots – two minutes each – will be available at the Jan. 31 meeting.

People who wish to provide testimony at the Board meeting should follow the standard sign-up procedure by calling (206) 252-0040 or emailing the School Board office at boardagenda@seattleschools.org starting at 8 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 28. People should give their legal name, telephone number and email address when requesting to speak. Since there is only one item on the agenda, speakers must address capacity management.

The meeting will be broadcast live on Channel 26 and online. For more information about how to view Board meetings, click here.

Any updated information on the Short Term Capacity Management Plan will be posted online Wednesday late afternoon at www.seattleschools.org/schoolboard.

More information on capacity management is available at http://bit.ly/SPSCapacityManagement. Families can continue to voice their opinions at schoolboard@seattleschools.org and capacity@seattleschools.org.

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