• Complete an in-depth analysis of high school schedules to find a common schedule that achieves the following outcomes:
    • Meets the needs of the greatest number of students across the district in the following areas: academics, electives, academic support, enrichment, and advisory/Response to Intervention time
    • Provides consistency between the high schools with: collaboration time and/or common planning potential, and cross-curricular professional learning community opportunities

Basis for Establishment:

  • By aligning schedules at our high schools and extending the school day by 30 minutes, students would more flexibility and increased credit opportunities to increase on-time graduation.

Decision-Making Process:

  • Present, discuss and prioritize a schedule that best serves students.
  • Make recommendation to Superintendent Greg Baker.

Plan of Work:

  • Increase collaboration time for teachers
  • Ensure we have space and resources resulting for proposed schedule
  • Consider early start time of current schedule
  • Examine Response to Intervention to determine efficiencies and best practices


  • Kirstin Doud, Music Specialist, Lowell/Sehome
  • John Hoffman, Science Teacher, Bellingham High
  • Kristine Lautenbach, Special Education Teacher, Options/Bellingham
  • Brenda Mashburn, GRADS Teen Parent Teacher, Squalicum
  • Jeff Smith, Counselor, Sehome High
  • Kathy Stimac, Secretary, Squalicum High
  • Jeff Tetrick, CTE Director, Squalicum High
  • Jeanette Grisham, Assistant Principal, Bellingham High
  • Jonah Short-Miller, Student
  • Jill VonFeldt, Parent, Squalicum High School
  • Teri McIntyre, Parent, Sehome High School
  • Co-Chair, Mike Copland, Deputy Superintendent, Central Services
  • Co-Chair, Steve Clarke, Asst. Superintendent, Central Services


  • Regular meeting attendance
  • Respectful and collaborative interactions with group members

Timeline: All meetings take place from 2:30 to 4 p.m.at District Office

April 16, 2014 – Agenda
April 30, 2014 – Agenda
May 14, 2014 – Agenda
May 28, 2014 – Agenda
June 17, 2014 – Agenda
Aug. 27, 2014 – Agenda
Sept. 9, 2014 – Agenda/Notes – Recommendation with Proposed Schedules 

Budget Implications:

Consider staffing implications, ensuring hiring timeline and FTE allows for quality staff to be hired into proposed positions