Tonight (Monday) is the school closure hearing at Roxhill Elementary, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Sign up to speak about the Roxhill closure recommendation at the door (even though the Seattle Schools website says you need to call ahead of time to sign up) or just go and listen so you can truly understand what it means to a school to be on the closure list. West Seattle residents particularly should go and show their support for this vibrant neighborhood school.
Tomorrow (Tuesday) is the school closure hearing at the Genessee Hill building, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, for both Cooper Elementary and Pathfinder K-8. Despite repeated requests, the Cooper school community was not given its own closure hearing. The two school communities will share this one site hearing. This has been poorly publicized, so please spread the word. The current merger recommendation would destroy two successful academic programs in an attempt to create a yet-to-be-determined new one, somehow synthesizing a traditional and an alternative approach to education. If you think this is as ridiculous as I do, come and show your support.
Wednesday is public hearing on BEX III at the Stanford center. It is from 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm. How does the district have a public hearing that lasts only 30 minutes? And if this is a public hearing, how do people sign up to provide public testimony?
And finally, Thursday is the regularly scheduled Finance Committee meeting from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Stanford center. Since money seems to be driving most, if not all, of the district decisions right now, this could be an important meeting to attend.
For all of these meetings and hearings, please send me any notes or reactions you would like to see posted on this blog.