Board President, Cheryl Chow is now planning to hold regular community meetings. The first one, scheduled in April, was cancelled, I believe because Cheryl was traveling to Charleston and Philadelphia as part of the superintendent search.
Another one is scheduled for tonight, from 6 pm to 7 pm at the Tully's on Rainier Avenue (4400 Rainier Avenue S., corner of Rainier and Genesee). It looks like she is planning to have these meetings on the first Monday of the month.
Brita Butler-Wall, even though no longer Board President, continues her weekly drop-in office hours at the Honey Bear Bakery in Ravenna every Thursday morning from 8 am to 10 am.
And Sally Soriano continues to hold monthly community meetings on the second Friday of each month from 6 pm to 9 pm at the Meadowbrook Community Center.
These are great opportunities to talk about issues with School Board members and, in my experience, are more satisfying than testifying at School Board meetings because they present an opportunity for real dialogue.