A quiet week in the district but it may be the quiet before big events/news pop up.
Wednesday, Nov. 2nd
Board Work Session on Demographics and Capacity Management from 4-5:30 p.m. There are no agenda or presentation materials attached to this at the website but I will keep checking back.
School Board meeting from 6-9 p.m. A previous thread went over some of the agenda. This will be the last School Board meeting before the election. At the next School Board meeting on Nov. 16th, one or more directors could be lame ducks. (Generally, the new directors, if there are any elected, are installed in early December.)
Thursday, Nov. 3rd
LGBT Families Dinner from 6-8 p.m. at the NOVA/SBOC (Meany building) at 300 20th Ave E. All District families and staff are welcome to attend. Dinner and entertainment will be provided through community donations. Please RSVP to Lisa Love at the Health Intervention Office at 252-0982 with the number of people in your party.
Saturday, Nov. 5th
2011 Seattle National College Fair from noon to 4 p.m. at the Washington State Convention Center. Admission reps from many colleges and universities will be there to answer your questions as well as workshops. Here are some FAQs about the fair. Contact Janet Blanford, Coordinator, College &Career Readiness, 252-0184 or email@example.com.
Also, just a heads up. Besides the outcomes of the elections coming up next week which are big enough news in themselves, there is a bit of irony - Potter and his alleged co-conspirators are to be arraigned November 8th as well.
And that "missing" money from the sale of district property in the early '2000s?
I did finally read the district's "status report" that was presented at the Oct 13th A&F meeting. Not clear and, by cross-checking with news reports from that period, there seems to be some confusion/discrepancies over dates and amounts of sales. I thought it was more than just a few misplaced documents to locate.
It would be great if the district could fully document, in a linear and detailed manner, where money from the sale of district properties has gone over the last 10 years, how much of the JSCEE building has been paid off and how much is left to pay (not to mention what the remainder will be paid off with).
Chris Jackins was the early warning watchdog on this issue and I always thought that building - at $54M - was a bit of an albatross around the neck of the district. It was always "we'll save money" on this building and on school closures and yet no one has ever documented that claim.