Community gets five options for Snoqualmie school boundary switch

Set to redraw the boundaries that define where children attend elementary schools in the Snoqualmie Valley School District, a staff committee has posted five draft options on the change.

The five scenarios aim to match student enrollment over the next several years with school capacities, said committee chairman Jeff Hogan.

Committee members are trying to keep neighborhoods together and minimize disruption of student learning patterns during the boundary move. Sibling placement, coordination of bus transport, fiscal responsibility and support of a diverse student population are other factors in the process.

Each of the five options include two enrollment charts, the first showing how the enrollments would change for each school from 2010 through 2014. The second chart shows the number of classrooms needed in each school to serve the projected enrollment for the next four years.

Projections have been developed using current student enrollment information, King County birth records and information on planned and proposed housing developments throughout the district.

To collect public input on all five options, a web-based survey will be available through March 18.

Following the survey, there will be a final online survey to collect feedback on the preferred scenarios and three community meetings will be offered to discuss the options.

Meetings are as follows:

• 6 p.m. Monday, March 29, at North Bend Elementary.

• 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, at Snoqualmie Middle School.

• 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, at an online E-meeting, giving individuals the opportunity to participate from a home computer.

To view option maps and charts,

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