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Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien,WA 98166

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Benefits are Changing 

Starting in the 2019-20 school year, all Washington State K-12 school employees will begin receiving health insurance and benefits through the statewide School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB) Program.

Learn About SEBB

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Fall Equity Symposium and Kickoff

Save the date for August 27 and 28. Learn with your colleagues and deepen your capacity for equity.

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Staff Kudos

Celebrating our outstanding staff! Click through to see some all-star employees, including Superintendent Ducky awardees and high-five recipients. 

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Upcoming Events

Insider News

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Our state revenue will be down next year due to declining enrollment. By taking strategic cuts--including about $1 million from central office--and drawing down our savings, we were able to keep school-based staffing reductions to a minimum.

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Please see the transportation plan for the Equity Symposium & Kickoff at Mount Rainier High School. Mount Rainier High School parking will be reserved for MRHS staff, presenters and symposium staff.

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For the past several years, our focus has been on professional development. We are now turning our focus to strong instructional materials that support standards-based instruction.  

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This year, more than 60 students in second through fourth grades graduated from the Team Read program at Hazel Valley and Midway. Team Read pairs students who are reading at least one year below grade level with trained teen coaches. They meet for one-on-one tutoring after school and during the summer. 

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All children, 18 years old and younger, can eat free breakfast, lunch and snacks during the summer through the federally-funded Summer Food Service Program.

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Security will launch a new safety notification system starting July 1. It is important that all staff update their emergency information in Employee Online to receive vital communications.

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More students in Highline are graduating bilingual and biliterate than ever before! Over 220 students in the Class of 2019 received the Seal of Biliteracy at graduation.

Senior Efrain Lopez with his favorite elementary teacher Denise Della Pella at Southern Heights Elementary.

Four of our seniors took a step back before they walked across the graduation stage. Each visited their elementary school to surprise a teacher and say thank you for the lasting impact they made. We captured these special and heartfelt moments on video to share with you. 

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Our community-led Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC) members plan to recommend to the school board on June 26 that the next school bond include rebuilding Evergreen and Tyee high schools and Pacific Middle School.

Staff take a look at the new Highline Heritage Museum

If you have something hiding in the corner of your office that you don’t want to trash but is a relic of an earlier project or event, the museum may be interested.

Our Promise

Every student in Highline Public Schools is known by name, strength and need, and graduates prepared for the future they choose.

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