There was a request to open another thread about the connections between school budgets and "underenrollment." I am hearing from several schools that the district is saying their school is below the enrollment forecast and will be funded that way (even as many have had waitlists in the past and the district continues to grow).
I suspect the district is playing chicken, hoping that there will be even growth that would not throw any one school's budget off. They want to pinch those pennies and force principals to make the hard decisions and/or have to beg PTAs for help.
If you know parents who have school-aged children they want to enroll in Seattle schools, beg them to do it before this school year ends.
No one wants to come to school in the fall and have an unpleasant surprise about the level of support at their school.