Public schools belong to the entire community, and funding for capital improvements is generated though voter-approved bond measures.
It is essential that community members participate in developing the District’s long term capital facility plan to ensure that it reflects the values and priorities of the community.
In September 2015, Highline convened a Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC) to develop recommendations for a long-term capital facility plan. CFAC met monthly for a year to study the district's facilities needs, review data, and develop a plan designed to meet the needs of students over the next 20 years. The committee's work resulted in a bond measure on the November 2016 ballot. Voters approved the measure with a yes vote of nearly 67 percent.
Because of the tremendous value of CFAC’s contribution, Highline is continuing CFAC as a standing committee to advise district leadership on capital planning. In April 2017, CFAC began meeting again to:
- Complete work on Phases 3 and 4 of the long range facilities plan
- Monitor progress on Phase 1
- Review proposed boundary changes necessary due to new school construction
- Elect two CFAC members to serve on the capital facilities oversight committee, which will provide accountability on construction expenditures for Phase 1
At the April 2017 meeting, returning CFAC members agreed to hold another lottery (June 7) to replenish membership as needed to continue the committee's work plan for 2017-18.
Community members residing in Highline Public Schools boundaries were invited to enter their names. In the drawing, names were grouped by high school service area to achieve balanced representation of all Highline neighborhoods.
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Learn more about the work done by the CFAC committee in 2015-16 here