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.
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.
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).
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.