I received this information from Sharon Rodgers, president of the Seattle Council PTSA. I'm going to condense it somewhat. Here are the links to the design team documents (document 1
and document 2). Document 2 (template) is labeled "draft". I have not combed through these myself. Just looking at the team membership on document 1, I see only 1 parent/community member listed whereas in the other document, I see it says 3-5 reps. A bit confusing.
Just so you know how hard the people at the Seattle Council work:
"Over the course of the last two weeks, your Seattle Council PTSA Board met with all seven school board directors and Superintendent Goodloe-Johnson and Chief Academic Officer Carla Santorno to share the concerns we continued to hear from families about the impact of the proposed closures/moves on their students, especially those already in fragile situations."
Details on transitions:
"Our first goal is to make sure that School Design Teams have authentic family participation from the communities involved. We will be offering support to each family and/or community leaders chosen to make sure they are fully prepared to participate as an equal team member with staff on the committee. We are would like your assistance in gathering information for family/community representatives to assist them in their work, including a glossary and list of “building basics” for reps who may not have the same knowledge base. We would also like to offer periodic get-togethers of parent/community representatives from all the design teams to exchange experiences and ideas. Please send ideas to "mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org"
We are working in conjunction with Bernardo Ruiz, SPS Coordinator of Family and Community Engagement. UPDATE: Current School Design Team Plans call for 3-5 Family and Community Reps on each Team, with the first two meetings scheduled for Tues. Feb 10 3:30-6:30 and Thus. Feb. 12 3:30-6:30 all at the JSCEE. We have posted the draft documents regarding the teams at http://www.seattlecouncilptsa.org/"
Secondly, we know that all parents/guardians need good information in order to make decisions about school assignment requests for their student next year, especially those from discontinued programs. We would like to work with other community organizations to offer workshops and/or additional information on Middle and High School options during the open enrollment period starting in March. Finally, our long-term mission is to help ensure that family support structures rebuild around students in their new locations. We have some funds available for this and would like your input on the best way to support students and families. We are putting together a committee to determine the best way to support new configurations. Please let us know if you or someone you know is interested.
Please note that we have rescheduled our SCPTSA General Meeting from February 5 to February 23. We will be focusing on ways to support the redefinition of Basic Education at the state level (the current definition is woefully inadequate) but will also schedule time to work on the above issues."
Thank you to the Seattle Council PTSA for these updates.