The Seattle School District is proposing new boundary changes that will affect elementary school attendance. Known as “Growth Boundaries,” the changes are meant to accommodate enrollment growth and new construction, according to Seattle Schools. The district is accepting feedback on the proposed changes via an online survey.
Screen grab of boundary change map
My Ballard reader Aseem Agarwala tells us the proposed changes would create issues for his neighbors. Students who live as close as two blocks from West Woodland Elementary would have to attend B.F. Day Elementary, which is almost two miles away. “I live in the neighborhood and the local kids walk to school; with this change they will need to bus or drive, increasing traffic and air pollution,” he writes. “It makes no sense.”
The survey will be be open through 6 p.m. on Oct. 21. Learn more about the proposed changes on the Seattle School’s website.