On the "Introduction Items" section of the agenda of the Seattle School Board meeting tonight is Resolution 2006/07-13, Authorization for a Reduction in Force. Apparently, the district is anticipating the need to lay off "certificated staff." Does anyone know whether the plan is to lay off teachers? or other certificated staff? or both?
The "Public Testimony" section of the agenda is dominated by people testifying about military recruiters. (14 out of 20 slots). Maggie Metcalfe is going to testify about public access to the superintendent search process, Chris Jackins is going to testify about Garfield construction costs, and the three remaining slots are about the New School, student assignment, and math.
The meeting is from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Stanford Center. However, as Melissa Westbrook mentioned earlier, a public hearing on the use of I-728 funds is scheduled prior to this meeting, from 5:00 pm to 5:15 pm. I'm not able to attend either meeting tonight, but would appreciate hearing from those who do.