Friday, January 30, 2009

School Board Approves Capacity Management Plan

The Seattle School Board voted to approve the Capacity Management plan. It was an emotional school board meeting last night. The West Seattle Blog describes some of the emotions at the meeting:

Here is a link to the official news release:

The West Seattle Impact:
Cooper Elementary's program will close, Cooper's building to become the new home of Pathfinder K-8. The majority of Cooper students will be reassigned to three schools: Gatewood Elementary, Highland Park Elementary and Arbor Heights Elementary. So our school will grow.

We can now focus our energy towards growing Arbor Heights and filling up the school. Let's show the Heart of Arbor Heights!

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Superintendent’s Final Recommendation on School Closures - Board Votes Tonight

The Superintendent's Final Recommendation on School Closures will be discussed by the school board and voted on tonight. The Seattle PI gives an overview of the meeting and the last minute closure list ammendments: The West Seattle Blog also gives a good rundown:

The last minute school board amendments to the closure list are listed in the meeting agenda, along with links to the detailed text.

The only ammendment where Arbor Heights is mentioned is Steve Sundquist's ammendment, where Arbor Heights is listed as one of three recepients of Cooper children (which is a good thing, for school growth).

There is no public testimony on tonight's agenda. For "up to the minute coverage" of the meeting, watch the West Seattle Blog this evening (

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