QAE parents: learn about the upcoming renovation at Department of Neighborhoods zoning meeting on Tuesday, June 6th at 6:30pm at the QAE Cafeteria.
At this meeting, the Departures Committee, QAE parents and QAE neighbors can see the plans presented by QAE’s architects and learn about requested "departures" so the Departures Committee can make decisions. In order to facilitate the QAE renovation project, SPS has requested some standard "departures" from the zoning for the area. These include expanding the footprint of the building, parking and bus areas. We would love parents to come to this public meeting to see the plans and advocate for QAE!
See the official City of Seattle notice about the meeting and the PTSA's QAE Renovation page for more details about the project. Here's the text from the City:
Public meeting scheduled to discuss zoning modifications for renovation of the Queen Anne Elementary School
A public meeting is scheduled to discuss Seattle School District plans to renovate and construct an addition to Queen Anne Elementary School located at 411 Boston Street. The meeting will be held at Queen Anne School on Tuesday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m.
The Seattle School District is requesting modifications (known as departures) to the City’s zoning regulations for the following:
This meeting will include a presentation by Seattle Public Schools on the requested modifications before the Queen Anne School Development Standards Departure Advisory Committee, a group composed of neighbors and School District and City representatives. After the presentation, the public is invited to make comments. Following public comment, the Committee will deliberate and consider the District’s requests. Additional meetings may be held, if needed.
Principal Roy passed on the message below about an important meeting regarding QAE's option status and boundaries. Not familiar with the issues? See the PTSA's info page on Boundaries and Option Status for more details. The two actions you can take as an advocate for our school:
Invitation to Community Meeting on May 1st, 2017
Please join Seattle Public Schools at a community meeting on May 1 about the opening of Magnolia School.
The district’s Enrollment Planning team will share an overview of responses received about possible boundaries for Magnolia School, share data related to various scenarios requested by the community and the School Board, and learn more from community feedback.
No decisions have been made on Magnolia boundaries, or on boundary or program changes for other schools. The goal of this meeting is to share information and hear additional community feedback.
Date: Monday, May 1, 2016
Time: 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Location: McClure Middle School Gym, 1915 1st Avenue West
Background: Magnolia School is undergoing renovations and will open in fall 2018. The district is currently exploring scenarios for setting boundaries for the new school to help relieve current and future crowding at Catharine Blaine K-8, Coe Elementary, and Lawton Elementary.
A community meeting held in March was primarily attended by families from those three schools. Based on community feedback and requests from the School Board to include all Queen Anne elementary schools in the discussions, additional meetings were held with the Queen Anne Elementary and the Hay Elementary communities.
For a summary of what we heard at these meetings and more information on the Magnolia boundaries, please visit http://seattleschools.org/cms/one.aspx?portalId=627&pageId=20911803. (For information on the renovation project, please visit http://bta.seattleschools.org.
You may also share your input by emailing: email@example.com.
Have a voice in the future of Queen Anne Elementary! The City of Seattle is putting together the School Departures Advisory Committee, related to the proposed construction of the new addition to QAE.
The construction is scheduled to start at the end of June 2018, but this committee serves a vital need now in reviewing "departures" that have been requested by SPS for construction.
The deadline to submit a brief letter of interest is Friday, April 21st, 2017 though they will likely accept letters into the following week. Regardless, this is a great way to help move our remodel process forward. All the details in the city press release below:
Here’s your chance to serve on an advisory committee that will recommend whether to grant zoning modifications needed for the renovation and addition to the Queen Anne Elementary School (QAES). Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is seeking community members to serve on this committee.
The Seattle School District is requesting modifications (known as a “departures”) from select City zoning regulations for the renovation and addition to the Queen Anne Elementary School located at 411 Boston Street. The modifications are:
The committee will convene one to three public meeting(s) at Queen Anne Elementary School during a 90-day period beginning when the committee is appointed.
At the meetings, the committee will receive briefings from the Seattle School District, and gather and evaluate public comment on the departure requests. Following these meetings, the committee will forward a recommendation to the Seattle Department of Construction & Inspections (SDCI) to either grant or deny the requested modifications. The committee may also recommend relevant conditions to be applied to granting these changes to minimize its impacts on the surrounding neighborhood. SDCI will make the final decision.
Those who can apply to the committee are neighbors who live or own a business within 600’ of Queen Anne Elementary School, residents in the surrounding neighborhood, representatives of city-wide education issues, and parents of future QAES students. Other committee members will include a representative from the School District and City of Seattle.
To apply, please send a letter of interest by either e-mail or regular mail to:
Seattle Department of Neighborhoods
PO Box 94649
Seattle, WA 98124-4649
Letters of interest should be received by Friday, April 21. For more information contact Maureen Sheehan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-684-0302.
The City of Seattle is committed to promoting diversity in its boards and committees; women, young adults, senior citizens, persons with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, persons of color, and immigrants are highly encouraged to apply.
The Major Institutions and Schools Program provides a way for neighbors of Seattle's hospitals, universities, and colleges to be directly involved in the development plans for those institutions to ensure neighborhood concerns are considered when those plans are made. It is a program of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.
BEX Focus Group Volunteers Needed!
Want to join a cool, one time volunteer opportunity to be part of our building design process?
We need ten parent volunteers to help with a ONE time focus group for our BEX Levy building design architects. The group will meet on Thursday, March 24 from 3pm- 4pm. Prior to coming, the architects ask that you come with index cards with your thoughts, hopes and dreams for the "new" school. Then, you will join their team to participate in a creative activity around visioning for our new school. If you are interested, please contact Jenny Lee, QAE PTSA Facilities Director, at email@example.com.
SDAT Committee Update
The QAE SDAT Advisory Committee has had their first meeting. If you would like to review the presentation and meeting notes, please see links below.
QAE SDAT Meeting #1 Presentation - February, 11, 2016
QAE SDAT Meeting #1 Minutes - February 23, 2016
QAE SDAT Meeting #2 Presentation - February 25, 2016
QAE SDAT Meeting #2 Minutes - March 14, 2016
QAE SDAT Meeting #3 Presentation - March 3, 2016
QAE SDAT Meeting #3 Minutes - April 8, 2016
QAE SDAT Meeting #5 Concepts - April 7, 2016
QAE SDAT Meeting #5 Schemes - April 7, 2016
QAE SDAT Meeting #5 Minutes - April 14, 2016
QAE SDAT Meeting #6 Presentation - May 5, 2016
QAE SDAT Meeting #6 Minutes - May 5, 2016
QAE SDAT Community Meeting Presentation - June 6, 2016
QAE SDAT Community Meeting Minutes - June 6, 2016
You may also find all current updates and meeting notes here:
SPS BEX IV website for Queen Anne Elementary
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