The Elementary Boundary Review committee has developed five initial boundary options, as part of the process to determine new attendance boundaries for all Snoqualmie Valley elementary schools. The new attendance boundaries will go into effect starting the 2016-17 school year when the District expands from five to six elementary schools, as construction for Elementary School #6 continues at a steady pace.
New boundaries are needed to populate the new school, adjust student enrollment between the elementary schools, and plan for anticipated growth needs. In addition, next fall the state will start funding full day kindergarten in our district, as well as class size reductions for grades K-3 – both of which require more space at all the elementary schools.
To develop these options, the committee carefully considered elementary enrollment data, growth projections, student demographics, program needs, transportation logistics and “feeder” opportunities into middle schools. In addition the committee is striving for a boundary solution that works to keep students in the general area in which their families reside: North Bend, Snoqualmie, or Fall City.
Click here to explore the five initial boundary options. For each potential boundary option, a map, brief description of changes, and classroom capacity data are provided. A link to SURVEY #1 was provided for feedback on the various options. This survey closed October 7; watch for update to be posted online the week of October 12.
The committee will consider this input from Survey #1 for the next step in this process where they will further refine the options, and possibly make modifications, to create a “short list” for consideration. The public will have another chance to review the “short list” and provide feedback again – during two public meetings and online later in October.
For background information on the Elementary Boundary Review process and timeline, click here.