Dear Parents and Community,
With the failure to reach a super-majority on Tuesday, the district will not have the bond funding to commence construction on the 4th elementary school. The bond project was put before voters because of the continued growth in the district, and the student population exceeding building capacity at two of the three elementary schools. The pupil population is projected to steadily increase so until a bond for construction is passed, we have to examine where we will be able to educate students at Middleton Heights Elementary and Mill Creek Elementary. It is too early to say exactly what the set up will be for 2018-19. We need to conduct kindergarten registration and process new students in 1st through 5th grades. That being said, options include: A) keeping things the way they are especially if enrollment is flat. Looking at the housing developments, that is doubtful. B) Price out portable classrooms and determine if that is in the best financial and educational interest for all stakeholders, C) Review the pros and cons of placing 5th graders at the Middle School in self-contained classrooms in a 5th grade only hallway with the usual supports, D) Determine how many students could be absorbed temporarily at Purple Sage and E) a combination of any of the above.
As we work through the logistics of each option, we'll be sure to keep parents informed and solicit feedback.
There will not be any decisions before Spring Break, so we can all take a collective deep breath and finish out next week and enjoy the upcoming break.
All the best,
Mill Creek is hosting Camp Invention this summer!
June 4-8, 2018
Register online at campinvention.org
Reach out to Lisa Osler or Stephani Little about discounts and scholarships available.
Thank you to all Heights' Parents, Students, PTO, and PAC for another wonderful conference week! We appreciate the feedback on the surveys, amazing support for our book fair, the wonderful student work, and our supportive parents! Let's keep achieving great HEIGHTS in 2017-2018!