To be absolutely clear, these meetings are NOT to decide if there will be a search. (I'm certain you can bring that up at the meetings and express that desire if that is how you feel). These meetings are just to talk about traits/qualities/values that our community is seeking. It does seem curious to have these meetings and not be asking the public if they think there should be a search or not.
There will also be a survey in mid-November.
The Board can either choose to confirm Dr. Enfield as the permanent superintendent or launch a search (and Dr. Enfield can throw her hat in the ring if she so chooses). The Board is to decide on a search by the first of the new year.
From Lauren McGuire, SCPTSA President, and Michael DeBell, Vice-President, Seattle School Board
The School Board will decide this winter whether to conduct a national search for a Superintendent or whether to appoint Interim Superintendent Dr. Susan Enfield.
Before the School Board decides, they will seek input on the traits that members of the public would like to see in a Superintendent. The School Board has partnered with the Seattle Council PTSA to help gather this information from Seattle Public School families. As a part of this we are hosting three community meetings in November where families can share their thoughts with members of the School Board. There will also be a survey seeking the same input available in mid-November.
Monday, November 14th, Roosevelt High School from 7-8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 15th at Denny Int'l Middle School from 7-8:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 17th at South Shore K-8 from 7-8:30 p.m.
Childcare and light snacks will be available starting at 6:30 pm at all locations. For interpretation services please e-mail: