Gregory Heights Elementary School
16201 16th Avenue SW Burien, WA 98166

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Highline Headlines - February 2

Highline Headlines - February 2

📉 Budget Cuts Coming in 2024-25

Highline must make budget cuts of $8 million for next school year. We face increasing costs for labor, utilities, insurance and other basic expenses. At the same time, enrollment continues to decline, impacting our state funding. We are at the end of our federal COVID-relief dollars, aka ESSER funds, which provided a budget cushion for several years. 

🌟 Nominate a Gold Star!

Do you work with someone who has made a significant impact on students and schools? Now is your chance to nominate them for a 2024 Gold Star Award! Each year, the Highline Schools Foundation seeks nominations from the Highline community for the annual Gold Star Awards. These awards serve as an opportunity to honor and celebrate those in our Highline schools and community who inspire us, lead us and live the Highline Promise every day.

🧑‍🏫 Our Winter Job Fair

Join us on February 10 from noon to 3:00 p.m. at Puget Sound Skills Center in Burien for our Winter Job Fair. Discover job openings in Highline Public Schools, receive application assistance, and gain valuable insights from current staff members. Register online. 

📅 School Board Meeting Schedule 

You are welcome to join the Highline school board and superintendent at a school board meeting. All school board meetings are held at the Central Office, 15675 Ambaum Boulevard SW, Burien, 98166, every other Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The next meeting will be held on February 7. All regular board business meetings, work sessions and public hearings are public, and everyone is encouraged to attend. 

🍰 What’s Cooking Next Week for School Meals

Next week, we look forward to homemade vanilla cake with strawberry sauce on the elementary lunch menu. School meals are available to all students at no cost this school year. Check out school menus online every Friday (that’s today!) for the following week.