Capitol Hill’s Stevens Elementary is losing its Central District students while Lowell Elementary continues its expansion through Belltown and the ID under school growth boundaries approved Wednesday night in a marathon school board meeting that numbed even the hardiest of parental and media posteriors.
The Seattle School Board unanimously approved the plan (PDF) during the meeting that lasted a whopping seven hours. The vote comes after months of wrangling between school officials and parents on the future enrollment boundaries for neighborhood schools and is to be part of an annual process of adjustments, the board decided Wednesday night.
The school board also solidified plans to shift students into the new Meany Middle School in 2017 (PDF) and move the World School, currently on the Meany campus, to T.T. Minor (PDF). Students from Stevens and Lowell would join those from Madrona (K-8), McGilvra, and Montlake in Capitol Hill’s Meany campus when its $14.2 million overhaul is complete in 2017. Currently, students from those schools all feed into Washington Middle School in the Central District. Do you have children living on Capitol Hill? No? You are saint for reading this far. Continue reading