Mukilteo School District restricts enrollment due to overcrowding | School brief

Mar 11, 2014

The Mukilteo School District, for the 10th consecutive year, will be restricting enrollment next year at all but three schools in the district.

Due to overcrowding, the district announced last week that 15 of its 18 schools would limit new admissions to only students who live within the school district boundary.

Mukilteo schools which will not consider enrollment applications for students from outside the district are: Kamiak, Mariner and ACES high schools, Explorer Middle School, Challenger, Columbia, Discovery, Endeavour, Fairmount, Horizon, Mukilteo, Odyssey, Olivia Park, Picnic Point and Serene Lake elementary schools.

According to the district, students who currently live outside the district, but attend a Mukilteo school, can continue to go there, however, some elementary and middle school students from out of the area who would be moving up to Explorer Middle School and high school may not to be able to continue there.

Public schools are required by state law to accept all students, even though outside the district boundaries. Districts can only deny admission if a student has had behavior or attendance issues at a previous school, or if admitting the student would add to an already overcrowded school.

Every year the district analyzes enrollment forecasts and building capacities to determine which schools will have enough room available for new students. Enrollment restrictions have been placed on 15 schools in the district where projected enrollment for the 2014-2015 school year exceeds the capacity of the building.

- Edited by Beacon Staff

 

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