Yet another post on a thread that deserves its own space.
This was from the AP thread from NEMom:
"Solvaygirl is right - there should be something provided by the district showing families what programs, services, assistance, etc is available at each school, and to whom it is available.
Why do parents have to be detectives and go through every school's website or attend every open house just to find out bits and pieces of info?"
NE Mom I have been saying this exact thing for years. Why indeed to we have to be detectives? Why are the Enrollment Guides not clear?
Why do we have a district website if it is not the central clearinghouse for information rather than just a place for each department/school to post information?
There is no FAQ page for the district; some departments have one, others don't. Bellevue School District has one.
The information on any school's website can vary; some don't even put bell hours.
Why not a page that has an organizational chart of the district (I know one exists but I don't know if it covers the entire district).
And yes, why not a page that explains programs and where they exist (even if only in one school)? This is information that private school parents would be interested in and for current SPS parents looking to start a program at their school, could provide valuable information.
(I know there are some departments that have a lot of information and try to keep it updated. But overall, the SPS website is not intuitive or easy to use.)