Community members who serve on our Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC) met last week on Zoom to learn more about the 11 older school sites they will prioritize for future school bond 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 entered its fourth session of committee work in 2019-20, which paused for one year due to the coronavirus pandemic and response. This session resumed in Spring 2021.
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 2019-21 | Community Recommendations for Future Facilities (Priority List)
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 session, 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.
Highline Public Schools announces two property sales in progress or completed, plus one purchase of property adjacent to the Central Office. The new purchase will expand the parking area for meetings and professional development and consolidate storage space.
The community-led Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC) got back to work on Wednesday, February 24, shifting their work sessions to Zoom, after pausing their meetings for a year.
CFAC meetings are postponed until the 2020-21 school year. The plan is to meet in person, once public gatherings are possible, to continue the process of building community consensus on school construction priorities.
Our community-led Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC) reviewed data on current student enrollment and 10-year enrollment projections at their January meeting. Read a meeting summary and find out their next steps to prioritize our backlog of school construction needs.
2019 marked a year of school construction milestones for you, our Highline community. Here are our top 12 picks in the order they happened last year.
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.
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).