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THE BLOG ENDORSES: Vote YES on the Highline School Bond Nov. 8

THE BLOG ENDORSES: Vote YES on the Highline School Bond Nov. 8

For the first time in our history, we’ve decided to endorse a political issue – we are encouraging all our Readers to vote “YES” on Proposition No. 1 for Highline Schools on Nov. 8…

School Board votes to place community-led Bond Measure on Nov. 8 ballot

School Board votes to place community-led Bond Measure on Nov. 8 ballot

CFAC members tour 90-year-old Des Moines Elementary School. A community-led plan for a school construction bond will go before voters on Nov. 8, 2016, Highline Public Schools announced Thursday morning,... [Read more]

LETTER: Highline School Board responds to John Castronover’s letter

LETTER: Highline School Board responds to John Castronover’s letter

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The SeaTac Blog nor its staff:] A Response to John Castronover’s Letter... [Read more]

OP-ED + LETTER: Open letters to the Citizens of the Highline School District

OP-ED + LETTER: Open letters to the Citizens of the Highline School District

[EDITOR’S NOTE: This post includes both an ‘Op-Ed,’ submitted by the Highline School Board, and an ‘Open Letter to the Community’ submitted by Highline School District Superintendent... [Read more]

Revised Highline School District Bond measure will be on Feb. 10 ballot

Revised Highline School District Bond measure will be on Feb. 10 ballot

A revised school construction bond – valued about $9 million less than the one proposed in November – to repair or replace deteriorating schools and ease overcrowding will go before voters on the Feb.... [Read more]

Proposed 6th grade move to middle school delayed by Highline School District

Proposed 6th grade move to middle school delayed by Highline School District

The Highline School District on Friday announced that the transition of 6th grade to middle school will be delayed at least one year. “Originally slated for fall 2015, the 6th grade move will occur... [Read more]

ELECTION: School Bond reaches 58%, but district concedes that it will fail

ELECTION: School Bond reaches 58%, but district concedes that it will fail

King County Elections released the sixth round of results for Tuesday’s general election on Friday afternoon (Nov. 7), and the Highline School District Bond, while breaking the 58% barrier, will likely... [Read more]

ELECTION: School District Bond inches up to 57.28%; still short of 60% needed

ELECTION: School District Bond inches up to 57.28%; still short of 60% needed

UPDATE NOV. 5 7:44 p.m.: The third round of results for Tuesday’s (Nov. 4) General Election were released Wednesday (Nov. 5) evening at 7:40 p.m., and Proposition 1, the Highline School District... [Read more]

The Cactus Speaks: Highline School District wants more money

The Cactus Speaks: Highline School District wants more money

[EDITOR’S NOTE: This column by Earl Gipson is a view of SeaTac city government. It does not necessarily reflect the views of The SeaTac Blog nor its staff. We are seeking additional regular columnists... [Read more]

Around 500 free backpacks and other goodies given out at ‘Back to School Fair’

Around 500 free backpacks and other goodies given out at ‘Back to School Fair’

A “Back-to-School Fair” was held at Steven J. Underwood Park in Des Moines on Thursday, Aug. 7, where some 500 free backpacks were given out to local, low-income students. The backpacks were filled... [Read more]

Highline School Board to hold hearing on closure of Odyssey High Oct. 23

Highline School Board to hold hearing on closure of Odyssey High Oct. 23

The Highline School Board will hear public comment on a proposal to close Odyssey High School on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 5 p.m. at the school district central office (ERAC), located at 15675 Ambaum Blvd... [Read more]

Highline School District proposes update to school safety and security program

Highline School District proposes update to school safety and security program

The Highline School District announced Tuesday (May 14) that “more extensive staff training and strong coordination with local law enforcement are the hallmarks of a proposal to improve safety and... [Read more]

Contrary to Report, Highline Schools Has ‘No Proposal’ to Disarm Guards

Contrary to Report, Highline Schools Has ‘No Proposal’ to Disarm Guards

by Jack Mayne There is no plan for the Highline Public School District to disarm its security officers or police “resource officers,” contrary to a KOMO television report broadcast Monday (Jan. 7). “Basically,... [Read more]

Staff at Academy for Citizenship and Empowerment Demonstrate Generosity

Staff at Academy for Citizenship and Empowerment Demonstrate Generosity

The Highline School 
District is reporting that staff at its Academy for Citizenship and Empowerment (ACE) high scbool – located in SeaTac – continue to “demonstrate generosity and caring for... [Read more]

Highline One of Seven School Districts to Win $40 Million ‘Race to the Top’ Grant

Highline One of Seven School Districts to Win $40 Million ‘Race to the Top’ Grant

Highline Public Schools is one of seven King County districts to win a share of $40 million in federal “Race to the Top” funds, the U.S. Department of Education announced Tuesday (Dec. 11). Highline,... [Read more]

SeaTac Teacher Honored as American Sign Language Teacher of the Year

SeaTac Teacher Honored as American Sign Language Teacher of the Year

Joani Bishop, American Sign Language (ASL) teacher at SeaTac’s Academy of Citizenship and Empowerment (ACE), was honored by her peers as ASL Teacher of the Year…

Highline Teacher Darcy Smith Selected as Regional Teacher of the Year

Highline Teacher Darcy Smith Selected as Regional Teacher of the Year

Left to right: HPS Deputy Superintendent Carla Jackson, Darcy Smith, Interim Superintendent Alan Spicciati. Photo courtesy Highline School District. Darcy Smith, a sixth grade literacy teacher at SeaTac’s... [Read more]

Odyssey High School Designated an ‘Innovative School’

Odyssey High School Designated an ‘Innovative School’

Students at Odyssey High School will not be required starting this fall to earn “traditional credits and graduation requirements,” but instead will be expected to demonstrate mastery of core... [Read more]

Dr. Susan Enfield ‘Thrilled, Honored’ with Chance to Lead Highline Schools

Dr. Susan Enfield ‘Thrilled, Honored’ with Chance to Lead Highline Schools

Dr. Susan Enfield at the press conference announcing her acceptancs of the Highline School District Superintendent job Tuesday, Feb. 28. Story & Photos by Ralph Nichols Saying she is “thrilled and... [Read more]

Port of Seattle illegally gave Aviation High School $13.6 million

Port of Seattle illegally gave Aviation High School $13.6 million

by Jack Mayne The Port of Seattle illegally gave the Highline School District $13.6 million for the construction and operation of Aviation High School. “The Port is not authorized to contribute funding... [Read more]