District News: Revised attendance area boundary maps available November 3

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District News

Revised attendance area boundary maps available November 3
During the past four weeks Seattle Public Schools has received thousands of thoughtful comments on the proposed attendance area boundary maps that were presented on October 6. Feedback was received through nine community meetings, a Web-based survey, e-mail, postal mail and public testimony. A high-level summary of feedback is available in the Comment section of our Web site, and answers to Frequently Asked Questions are also posted.
Staff has been analyzing comments and recommendations and will present recommended maps at a School Board workshop on November 3 at 4 p.m. The maps and an address look-up tool will be posted on the New Student Assignment Web site after the workshop begins. Once adopted by the School Board, these maps will determine initial student assignments based on address and will be phased in beginning in fall 2010. Two community meetings are scheduled, on November 5 and November 7, to share the maps and report back to the community on the rationale for any adjustments made to the boundaries.
The School Board is holding a public hearing on Monday, November 9 and is scheduled to vote on the maps on November 18. For a complete list of meeting dates and times, please click here. To sign up to give testimony at Board meetings and the November 9 public hearing, please click here.


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