As usual many interesting items on the agenda for the Board meeting on Wednesday. One is to sign off on the money spent on Rainier Beach High School upgrades. I have no quarrel with the money spent but I am on-board with Kay Smith-Blum's idea of making these items/powerpoints more understandable. The chart on the money spent at RBHS is almost unreadable and I'm going to waste somebody's time at the district tomorrow by asking them to explain it. Kay is right; it should be in plain English that anyone could understand (educational jargon not withstanding).
One item of special note to me on RBHS improvements: "Building security improvements via new CCTV system." Now I get that RBHS may have more security challenges than Roosevelt but might the district throw us a bone and give us our first security system?
Also, in tiny type under Calendar reminders was this:
Board workshop on student assignment plan boundaries, Tuesday, October 6,
You heard it here; your first look at the boundary maps for the new SAP.
Also under the calendar listings:
Board work session on SPS cohort study, Wednesday, September 16, 4-5:30p, Auditorium
Any thoughts on this cohort study? I'm clueless about it.
Also this week on Wednesday from 4-5:30 before the Board meeting is a Board work session on the BTA III levy.