3 notes about the new West Seattle public elementary school K-5 STEM at Boren, opening this fall in the two-years-closed Boren building on Delridge:
ENROLLMENT: We’ve been asking Seattle Public Schools about an update from open-enrollment applications submitted for the new school, since it’s been a couple weeks now. They won’t give us an exact number – processing isn’t over yet – but here’s the reply forwarded by SPS spokesperson Teresa Wippel:
We are continuing to work with the data in processing Open Enrollment applications for schools around the district. Because this work has not been completed, we are not prepared to release data that is still in process. Assignment information will be available on April 16 for schools and families. However, since K-5 STEM at Boren is a new program, we are tracking that data in particular, and can report that applications have surpassed the 200 mark.
NEW ONLINE DISCUSSION GROUP: In case you missed this announcement in the WSB Forums or the comment section following an earlier story – Families who applied to – or are considering applying to – the new school have formed an online discussion group, open to anybody interested. It started briefly on Google and then moved to Yahoo! Find it at groups.yahoo.com/group/K5STEM – anyone can read the posts, but you have to join in order to participate. The group’s e-mail address is K5STEM@yahoogroups.com.
NEXT DESIGN TEAM MEETING: The school’s Design Team, discussing issues and making decisions to help shape it, has its second meeting at 6:15 pm Wednesday (March 28), at district HQ downtown. Here’s our report on the first one.