Superintendent Pierce plans to implement temporary boundary for Rosa Parks Elementary in 2013-14
October 18, 2012 · 10:08 AM
Based on the feedback received from Rosa Parks Elementary School parents at a Sept. 27 meeting, Lake Washington School District Superintendent Traci Pierce has decided to move forward with the 2013-14 temporary boundary option for the school, which is 11 percent over capacity at 793 students. The temporary boundary will move some students to another school for the next three years.
"As shared at the meeting, placing a limit on the number of all-day kindergarten classes at Rosa Parks also continues to be a possible option, which may be implemented in 2013-14 in conjunction with the temporary boundary," Pierce wrote in an email sent Oct. 17 to Rosa Parks parents. "The next steps are to engage the schools involved in the temporary boundary and to develop a process for determining the temporary boundary. This process will involve more opportunities for parent input."
Pierce presented two potential short-term options at the meeting — temporary grade-level move and temporary boundary — and more than 250 parents filled out the feedback form.
According to the feedback forms, 77.34 percent of the parents agreed or strongly agreed with the temporary boundary option versus 13.28 percent of the parents who agreed or strongly agreed with the temporary grade-level move option.
"The Rosa Parks community clearly cares very deeply about their school. I realize that both options presented come with significant pros and cons, and it was not easy for parents to consider either option," Pierce wrote.
Pierce noted that parents would receive another email from her on Oct. 18 with more specifics regarding the next steps in the process. The work to determine the temporary boundary must be complete prior to the start of the February kindergarten registration process, she added.