Friday, September 17, 2010
LW School District addresses overcrowding and lack of classroom space.
Strategies for space: addressing overcrowding in Lake Washington School District
In elementary schools around the district this September, the scramble was on to find enough classroom space for all the students arriving through our doors. About 650 more students showed up than last year, exceeding increased enrollment projections. By the fall of 2012, there will be over 1,000 more students in our system than our classrooms can accommodate. The move to four-year high schools in the fall of 2012 actually helps the situation, by moving students out of our overcrowded elementary schools and into the high school level, where more space is available.
Strategies to handle the increased numbers of students include changing boundaries, running two shifts at high schools (morning and afternoon), adding portables, building new classrooms and building new schools. "Read More" to learn about the community input sessions and read the Sammamish Reporter exclusive.
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Your input is needed!
Please attend one of three input workshops to give the district your preferences and advice for meeting these space needs. Come in any time during the hours scheduled to get information, ask questions, take the survey and make comments.
Overcrowding input session schedule:
Tuesday, September 28, Eastlake High School, 6-8 p.m.
Thursday, September 30, Juanita High School, 6-8 p.m.
Wednesday, October 6, L.E. Scarr Resource Center, Redmond Town Center, 5:00-7:30 p.m.
Excerpt from 9/15/2011 LWSD "Connections" newsletter
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