Our community-led Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC) meeting on October 25 was well attended by energized new and returning members.
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 percent.
CFAC paused its meeting schedule during the first year of the Covid pandemic, and Highline pivoted to run a successful two-year technology levy, approved by voters at more than 74 percent. In the spring of 2022, CFAC reaffirmed 2019 recommendations for a Phase 2 school construction bond with a revised cost. Voters approved the 2022 bond (Phase 2) at an approval rate of 68.8 percent.
CFAC entered its seventh session of committee work in the 2023-24 school year to continue work on prioritizing our remaining 10 older school buildings.
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 2023-24 | Community Recommendations for Future Facilities (Priority List Review)
CFAC 2022-23 | Community Recommendations for Future Facilities (Priority List) - Continued
CFAC 2021-22 | Community Recommendations for Future Facilities (Priority List) - Continued
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.
We welcome eight new members to our community-led Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC). From a lottery drawing on September 28, eight were selected by service area from the names of 28 Highline residents who entered the lottery for open seats on the Capital Facilities Advisory Committee.
Highline residents: we need YOU! You are invited to submit your name to the lottery for open seats on the Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC) by midnight on Monday, September 25.This committee's charge is to recommend future school bonds.
Our community-led Capital Facilities Advisory Committee concluded its 2022-23 work session this spring by forwarding a living priority list of schools needing replacement to Superintendent Ivan Duran and the school board. The lottery for open seats on CFAC is now open!
At their January meeting, members of Highline’s community-led Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC) reviewed enrollment information, heard bond project updates and planned for building tours.
Superintendent Ivan Duran asked for a round of applause at the last meeting of our community-led Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC) to celebrate the committee’s planning work and recommendations in previous years that laid the foundation for the approval of the 2022 bond in November. Read a summary of the November CFAC meeting.
Our community-led Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC) held its first meeting of the 2022-23 school year on Wednesday, September 28, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the district central office. Read a meeting summary and learn more about planning for future bonds to rebuild other aging schools.
The Highline School Board voted unanimously to place the next school bond on November 2022 election ballots. If approved by 60 percent of voters, the bond would fund new schools for Evergreen, Tyee and Pacific.
Two community member co-chairs and a high school student, all representing Highline’s volunteer Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC), recommended the next school bond at the school board meeting this week.
In March, community members from Highline’s volunteer school bond advisory committee overwhelmingly voted to recommend an updated fall 2022 bond package to the school board on May 18.
Thirty-five committed Highline residents are continuing a legacy of community service and involvement in long-term school bond planning. And now they are back to meeting in person… mostly!
Members of our community-led Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC) toured five of our older school buildings on Saturday, January 22.
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.