One potential and likely possibility is that the next version of the plan moves forward with no reference to HCC pathways in it at all. That would be a reversion to the staff's first plan and there was one vote during the process where the directors almost all expressed support for that view. Dir Geary would very much like that to happen.
However, the further discussion at the end of the meeting and the Operations Meeting the next day gives a bit of hope. At that meeting, Dir. Mack asked the staff to come up with boundary plans linked to program placement evaluating:
- A 4 pathway option: Garfield/Ballard/Roosevelt/West Seattle
- A 2 pathway option Garfield/Lincoln.
Dir. Burke asked in addition for:
SW: West Seattle
( Note: a pathway doesn't presume programming. Sending an additional several hundred students to Ingraham doesn't necessarily mean they would need to be IB.)
SE: Rainier Beach
(IBX as option based on local demand and student readiness)
Dual Language Pathway:
N: HIMS to Lincoln
The new maps will be discussed at a meeting of the high school boundaries task force on December 14th.
The BAR on boundaries will be introduced at the January 3rd board meeting,
There will be a work session on January 10th
The final vote is scheduled for January 13th.
Open enrollment begins on February 5th and runs through the 16th.
Looking at the previous votes there is barely a 4 directory majority to be had for these alternatives. The key swing vote is probably Betty Patu. Now that Franklin is off the table she may be more amenable to arguments for continuation.
Its key in the next few weeks that folks who are concerned reach out to the board and make their case.