The Boundary Map Revisions approved by the Board in November 2013 were made to alleviate West Seattle’s elementary schools’ overcrowding as capacity became available with the construction of Genesee Hill and Arbor Heights. SPS plans to roll out the boundary changes in West Seattle and increase our student assignments for the 2015 school year yet the construction schedule at Genesee Hill has been delayed and the updated move-in date is September 2016. Implementing the boundary revisions for 2015-2016 will move new students (currently referenced to Alki) to Schmitz Park for a minimum of one full school year. The PTA Board and our Members are requesting the District delay the implementation until Genesee Hill is complete so we have a size appropriate facility for a 650+ student body.
There is a community meeting at Alki Elementary (3010 59th Ave. SW) on November 3rd at 6:30-7:30 p.m. Join us to share your concerns about increasing Schmitz Park’s enrollment before our new building is ready. Questions: Emily Giaquinta – firstname.lastname@example.org