So we have a lot of talk from West Seattle about how the NSAP has really confused/upended/frustrated/angered many people. And now we are having regional meetings about the transition plan and boundary tweaks to the NSAP. My impression is that Steve Sundquist either didn't listen/didn't get what West Seattle parents tried to tell him during the planning of the NSAP.
(My intel about this situation is that Steve apparently realized there were grave issues in West Seattle and did get some tweaks in the boundaries but that there wasn't enough time left before the vote to approve to do much else. And that points to how often there's this "gotta get it done" mentality in the district and the question is why? Things get put off and put off but when staff says go, the Board says how fast?)
You know the issues in West Seattle far, far better than me. I don't know for sure what the feeling is in West Seattle is about Steve's leadership. I know he's a bright guy who tries to do his homework so I don't know for sure what happened here.
But I'd be very surprised if he didn't run for reelection next fall. So now would be the time to let him know if you are unhappy about any area of his leadership. He needs to know that this matters a lot to you and that your vote may count on it.
No Director, on his/her own, can just make things happen. But it's their job to be able to help their fellow directors understand the nuances and issues of their district.
This is the way to get accountability for his work on the Board. Just as you are allowed to vote no on any specific school levy, you are allowed to vote for a specific reason for reelecting (or not) a Board member.