Edmonds School District to host meetings on April 17 regarding moving 6th graders to middle school

The Edmonds School District will host four middle school configuration meetings on April 17 from 6:30-8 p.m. to discuss the prospect of integrating 6th-grade students into middle schools in the district.

As the discussion moves into the next phase, the school district invites parents and community members to provided more detailed feedback on the matter by attending one of the following meetings on April 17:

  • Mountlake Terrace High School, located at 21801 44th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace
  • Edmonds-Woodway High School, located at 7600 212th St. S.W., Edmonds
  • Meadowdale High School, located at 6002 168th St. S.W., Lynnwood
  • Lynnwood High School, located at 18218 North Rd., Bothell

These meetings are opportunities for parents to learn more about the work the district has done so far to research middle school configuration options and to ask questions of district staff. Those unable to attend a meeting will be able to find the information posted on a dedicated website to be set up by the district at a later time.

Any potential changes to the would be implemented in 2023 or later. For more information, click here.

  1. This is a very important meeting that in addition to moving the ESD into the same teaching model as other districts and the state model it will be extremely helpful and more cost effective in reducing overcrowding in our current elementary schools. Not only will moving toward the K-5 model be in step with current best practices of education it will be more cost effective model for building new schools.

    In addition to this meeting their has been a series of budget meetings to address the budget shortfall for EDS in coming years. The next budget meeting will be at the EW HS tomorrow, Tues at 6:30 pm. The district will discuss the $17m short fall in two upcoming years. Layoffs and/or program cuts will be needed unless the state steps up and provides added funding. All data from the state suggest that they are not planning to provide added funding to bridge the gap. One idea being considered is allowing local districts to raise money locally through increasing the allowable local levy rates. This however goes directly against the whole purpose of the McCleary decision. Come learn more about the budget issues tomorrow night at EW HS.

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