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May meetings will gather public ideas on Southeast High’s future

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Monday, April 29, 2013, at 7:16 p.m.
  • Updated Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at 2:53 p.m.

The Wichita school board will collect input about the fate of Southeast High and a proposed southeast quadrant high school during several meetings scheduled for May, district officials announced Monday.

A community-wide meeting will be held at Southeast High School, 903 S. Edgemoor, on May 21, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

At that meeting, residents will hear an update on bond construction as it relates to Southeast High, and then break into small discussion groups to share thoughts and opinions, officials said.

Child care will be provided, and Spanish and Vietnamese translators will be available.

The Wichita school board has been debating the future of Southeast High School – whether to expand and renovate the current school, build a new one, or both. Members intend to approve a plan June 24.

Residents, particularly those who live within the Southeast High boundaries or attend schools in the Southeast feeder pattern, will have additional opportunities for input:

• On May 8, 6:30 to 8 p.m., there will be a joint site council meeting for parents from schools in the Southeast boundary area: Coleman, Curtis, McAuliffe, Adams, Allen, Beech, Caldwell, Clark, College Hill, Jackson, Jefferson, Minneha, Price-Harris and Seltzer.

That meeting will be at Northeast Magnet High School, 5550 N. Lycee, in Bel Aire. It will include tours of the school, which opened last fall and would serve as a model for a new southeast quadrant high school.

Child care will be provided, and Spanish and Vietnamese translators will be available. Transportation to that meeting will be available from parents’ home schools; people requesting a ride must notify their home-school principal no later than Friday.

• On May 13, 6 to 7:30 p.m., district residents can tour Southeast High School, 903 S. Edgemoor.

• On May 15, 6 to 7:30 p.m., residents can tour Northeast Magnet High School, 5550 N. Lycee, just east of Rock Road on 54th Street North.

• And from May 7 through June 5, district officials will collect feedback online through a survey on the district’s website. The survey will be available at www.bond2008.usd259.org.

Reach Suzanne Perez Tobias at 316-268-6567 or stobias@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @SuzanneTobias.

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