About 30 Highline residents and stakeholders met this week to begin planning for future school bonds and construction. The Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC) elected new co-chairs and brainstormed questions and information they need to make recommendations.
Capital Facilities Advisory Committee
Public schools belong to the entire community, and funding for capital improvements is generated though voter-approved bond measures.
It is essential community members help develop our long-term capital facilities plan so it reflects the values and priorities of the community.
In September 2015, Highline convened the Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC) to develop recommendations for a long-term capital facilities plan. CFAC met monthly for a year to study facilities needs, review data and develop a plan designed to meet the needs of students over the next 20 years. The committee's work culminated in a bond measure on the November 2016 ballot and a working list of future priorities. Voters approved the 2016 bond with a yes vote of nearly 67%.
CFAC is entering its fourth session of committee work in 2019-20.
What Has CFAC Accomplished?
CFAC is valued as a standing committee to advise district leaders on capital planning and boundary recommendations. CFAC also elects two members to sit on the Oversight Committee to review capital projects and bond spending in progress.
For more information on CFAC work:
CFAC 2019-20 | Community Recommendations for Future Facilities
CFAC 2018-19 | Phase 2 Bond Recommendations & Long-Range Capital Facilities Planning
CFAC 2017-18 | Boundary Change Recommendations
CFAC 2015-16 | Phase 1 Bond Recommendations & Long-Range Capital Facilities Planning
How Are CFAC Members Chosen?
Municipalities, community organizations and staff labor organizations each appoint one member, plus each of our four comprehensive high schools each appoint one student, for about 20 appointees. The remaining 20 members are community volunteers. Each year, we invite community members to enter their names in a lottery for open committee seats. We draw names from geographic service areas in our district to ensure balanced representation.
Congratulations to the nine newest members of the community-led bond planning committee. See whose names were drawn by lottery and the list of all 60 volunteers who submitted their names. In the end, the winners are... our students!
Highline Public Schools extended the lottery deadline to November 4 for residents to land a seat on the community-led Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC). Help prioritize schools Highline builds in the future!
You could be one of 40 parents, staff and residents working together to identify which schools we re-build in the future. Submit your name to the lottery for open seats on the Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC).
Our community-led bond planning committee recommended the next school bond to the school board in a June 26 work session.
Our community-led Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC) members plan to recommend to the school board on June 26 that the next school bond include rebuilding Evergreen and Tyee high schools and Pacific Middle School.
Members of the community-led Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC) are close to recommending a dollar amount for the next school construction bond. Read about their April 24 meeting and find out when the next meeting is.
Staff and community members from across the district are talking and crunching numbers to finalize priorities and construction budgets for the next school bond.
Our community-led Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC) met on February 27. They reviewed photos of the aging buildings they toured and started looking at baseline costs for replacing the three schools that will begin the design process this year.
Community members spent four hours touring several of our older school buildings on Saturday, February 2.
Deadline extended! High school students now in 9th- and 10th-grade who are affected by boundary changes may opt to stay at their current high school through graduation.
It’s a big ask, but Highline’s volunteer school bond planners are up to the task. Our Capital Facilities Advisory Committee meets each month to work on recommendations for future school construction needs in our district. Find out what they are learning and talking about.
Highline Public Schools has changed school boundaries and feeder patterns for fall 2019. Use our on-line tool to look up your fall 2019 neighborhood schools. Learn more.
A new year of planning for future needs kicks off Wednesday, October 10. Community members from every high school service area in Highline Public Schools are charged with recommending a long-range capital facilities plan to the school board.
Enter your name in our lottery. You could be one of 40 parents and residents working to recommend a long-range plan for building new schools.
On Wednesday, June 28, the school board adopted a new set of school boundaries within Highline Public Schools. The plan was developed by the community-led Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC). The revised boundaries will take effect fall 2019.
The community-led bond and boundary planning committee for Highline Public Schools presented a recommended set of boundary maps and a list of additional considerations at the June 6, 2018 school board meeting.
Members of the community-led Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC) have developed a revised set of boundary maps and school feeder plan. The draft plan incorporates many of the changes suggested by community members.
Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC) members met April 25 to begin sifting through feedback, trying alternative boundary suggestions and drafting a revised plan.
Community members took a turn suggesting new school boundary lines at a Boundary Design Session on April 17.
Boundary changes are not easy. The deadline for online feedback is extended to April 20. Find out about the April 17 Boundary Design Session and next steps for the planning committee.
A group of Highline community members shared their proposed districtwide boundary plan at a community meeting on March 14. The draft maps, background information and online feedback tool are now online.
A group of hard-working Highline community members is ready to share their proposed districtwide boundary plan. The group volunteered many hours over several months to craft a boundary map based on data and guiding principles, with the interests of the whole district in mind. The first community meeting is March 14.
Changes are coming in 2019. The time to talk about it and plan for it is now. With two new schools opening in fall 2019, and sixth grade moving to middle school, the district needs to redraw some of the school boundaries. Watch for a community meeting in March.