School board to discuss boundaries this evening

The school boundary task force will be discussing its two mapping options with the school board in a working session this evening (Wednesday).

As we’ve reported before, both options are similar for Ballard, drawing the line for Ballard High School at 85th St. to the north and 48th St. to the south.

“Staff will use the feedback from the board to create a boundary change proposal that will be included in the Board Action Report for introduction on January 17,” the agenda explains.
In advance of the meeting, the district released this packet of materials (big .PDF file) with the two proposed maps and supporting data.

No final decisions will be made at the meeting — the final vote is scheduled for January 31st — although changes to the existing options could be made. The agenda does not show any time for feedback from the public. The meeting begins at 4:30 p.m. in the board auditorium of the John Stanford Center, 2445 3rd. Ave. S.

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5 thoughts to “School board to discuss boundaries this evening”

  1. Please use the compass directions. They are really important. For example, the address you give for the JSCEE, 2445 3rd Ave. St., really should be 2445 3rd Ave. S. Also, the boundaries listed for Ballard HS should be NW 85th St. and NW 48th St. Please don’t confuse your readers.


  2. Ooops, fixed, thank you. Accidentally added a “t” after the “s”.

    As for compass directions for streets in Ballard, locals rarely mention them, and we haven’t used them in 10 years of publishing. But we also realize there are more new residents than ever, so perhaps that’s a good idea.

  3. Thank you for that very important clarification Karin! I thought the new north boundary for Ballard High School was NE 85th St in Wedgewood and the south boundary a non-existent NE 48th St.

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