I know some of the affected schools/programs that aren't getting hearings at their sites have already had meetings with district officials this week, but I would encourage everybody to sign up to speak at one of the hearings. Your comments have to be directed to the building being discussed but, for example, Chris Jackins is signed up to speak at several of the hearings and will mention the building in question while speaking to the broader issue of closing no schools.
To sign up to speak at a public hearing, call (206) 252-0042 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Sign-ups for testimony will be accepted until noon on the day of each hearing through these methods. After that time, sign-ups will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis at the building site if space is still available.
And for schools like Cooper, Meany, AAA, Summit and others whose programs rather than buildings are proposed for closure, parents, staff, and community members should sign up to speak at the hearing of the program proposed for placement in their buildings.
In addition, the following new information was posted on the district capacity page today:
Note: If any additional buildings are proposed for closure in the Superintendent's final recommendation - due to be announced on January 6, 2009 - a public hearing will be scheduled for those buildings. The date and time for any additional hearings will be announced after the final recommendation is released.