At tonight’s school board meeting in Mount Si’s Wildcat Court, the Snoqualmie Valley School District Boundary Study Committee announced its top choice for next fall’s new middle school attendance boundaries lines. The choice was announced after a presentation by the district’s demographer and then a re-cap of the month-long process that arrived at the final recommendation.
The committee picked option F as its final middle school attendance boundary choice. This newly added option keeps all Cascade View students together and buses them to Twin Falls Middle School next year.
With this option, Twin Falls is predicted to have 140-170 more students than Chief Kanim (at around 835 students) over the next three years, but the district says this boundary choice provides more opportunity for open enrollment at Chief Kanim for Snoqualmie students wanting to attend school there. Currently, about 20 Snoqualmie students open enroll at CKMS. District officials say if they get too many families requesting open enrollment next year, it will be lottery-based.
Much of the discussion after the announcement addressed the enrollment imbalance oatthe two remaining middle schools.
The boundary review process consisted of four weeks of study and public discussion on various options that moved current SMS students to Chief Kanim or Twin Falls Middle Schools. The move is necessary next year when Snoqualmie Middle School closes and becomes Mount Si’s Freshman Campus.
A public hearing on the committee’s boundary choice will be held in the coming weeks and it is expected to be formerly voted on by the SVSD school board at their next regular meeting on November 8th. This next meeting also marks beginning of a new location for SVSD school board meetings – at the Snoqualmie City Hall council chambers. Board meetings start at 6:30PM.