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Everett School District exploring solutions for high school overcrowding

The Everett School District will hold two community meetings next week to explore possible solutions for this projected high school enrollment growth
The Everett School District will hold two community meetings next week to explore possible solutions for this projected high school enrollment growth.

According to Everett Public Schools’ projections, combined high school enrollment at Jackson and Cascade high schools is expected to grow by about 650 students between now and 2022.

This means the equivalent of 27 high school classrooms will be needed somewhere in the south central part of the Everett School District in the next nine years.

At the September 3, 2013 Mill Creek City Council meeting Mill Creek Mayor Mike Todd said the Everett School District is considering three solutions as follows:

  1. Build more classrooms at both Jackson and Cascade high schools.
  2. Build a small high school somewhere in the south end of the school district.
  3. Turn Gateway Middle School into a small high school and build another middle school nearby.

The Everett School District will hold two community meetings next week to explore possible solutions for this projected high school enrollment growth:

Each session will include small group discussions working through possible scenarios, asking questions and making suggestions for planning and developing a bond proposal for February 2014.

The Everett School district encourages interested parties to register now for one of the two planning sessions because seats may fill quickly

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