Please submit your program placement proposals soon. The form is available here as a .pdf download from the District web site.
Use this form to propose the development of new programs, the replication of an existing program, relocating an existing program, or closing an existing program.
I used this process last year to propose the relocation of the West Seattle-South elementary Spectrum program from West Seattle Elementary to Arbor Heights Elementary. In clear violation of District Policy and published practice, the Program Placement Committee ignored the proposal and deliberately chose not to consider it at all. They rejected it without any rationale given - even when asked by the Board to provide a rationale. Although it was not done so publicly, I have been told that this was an issue (one of several) on the Superintendent's performance review. I expect fairer treatment this year when I submit the proposal again. I expect any proposal you make this year will get fairer treatment as well.
Now is the time to prepare and submit your program placement proposals. If you have an idea for one, I strongly encourage you to submit it.
This is the method, time and place to submit a proposal for
* a TOPS II outside the Cental Cluster - perhaps at Wilson-Pacific, Fairmount Park or Van Asselt
* a north-end location for north-end elementary APP - perhaps at McDonald or John Marshall
* a Montessori program for West Seattle - perhaps at Roxhill or Gatewood
* additional language immersion programs - Kay Smith-Blum may have some locations in mind
* the relocation of the elementary Spectrum program for the Washington Middle School service area from Leschi to anywhere else - how about Madrona!
* the re-classification of Madrona K-8 as an option school
* a new and exciting program for the T T Minor building
* a plan for immediate additional elementary and middle school capacity in a leased space in the Northeast - why isn't the district looking into leasing space to meet the demand until long-term solutions can be found?
* new schools for Belltown and South Lake Union families - possibly in leased spaces
* the re-opening of Lincoln to meet high school demand in underserved neighborhoods
* the introduction of a new program at Rainier Beach High School that will attract students and families back to the school - I don't know what kind of program it will take, but maybe you have an idea
* the duplication of a successful high school CTE program at an additional location
* the relocation of a Special Education program - or the expansion of one or the creation of one - so students can be served closer to home
* or some idea of your own that I haven't suggested