The community is driving the next bond placed on the ballot for Highline.
Forty community members have spent the last ten months diving deep into data to study our district's facilities and capacity concerns. They are developing a long-term facilities plan that ensures adequate, equitable, and sustainable school facilities that provide students with a high-quality learning environment.
The Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC) meets monthly. In June, CFAC will present its recommendations to the school board, including a proposed bond measure.
"If I did not feel this was community driven, I would resign," said CFAC Co-Chair Rose Clark. "It's important to recommend something that is thoughtful, well done, logical to the community, and that the community can pay for. We don't want to price anybody out of their homes because we would be pricing ourselves out."
Fifteen committee members were appointed by community organizations, employee associations, and local government leaders. Twenty-five at-large members were chosen by lottery from a pool of over 70 community members who volunteered to serve.
Watch this video to hear what CFAC members have to say about their work.