Sunday, November 20, 2011

Seattle Schools This Week

A short and truncated week due to parent/teacher conferences and Thanksgiving.

Monday, Nov. 21
Legislative Forum from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. - I'm actually a little unclear on what this is so I'll have to call tomorrow and ask.
Board Work Session on Capacity Management from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Heads up, next week are the community meetings on capacity management:
 Monday, Nov. 28, 6-7:30 p.m. at Denny International Middle School Library, 2601 S.W. Kenyon St.
Tuesday, Nov. 29, 6-7:30 p.m. at Eckstein Middle School Library, 3003 N.E. 75th St.
Thursday, Dec. 1, 6-7:30 p.m. at Washington Middle School Library, 2101 S. Jackson St.

To note from SPS:

Local NBA stars Brandon Roy, Jamal Crawford, Will Conroy, Isaiah Thomas and Spencer Hawes team up with Councilmember Bruce Harrell and Mayor Mike McGinn to give away 2,000 Thanksgiving dinners to families on the free and reduced lunch program.To sign up, go in person to one of Seattle Parks and Recreation's community centers listed below to reserve for a free Thanksgiving dinner by Monday, November 21st:

Rainier: 4600 38th Avenue South
Van Asselt: 2820 S Myrtle St  
Garfield: 2323 East Cherry St
Yesler: 917 E Yesler Way
Miller: 330 19th Ave E
South Park: 8319 8th Ave S
Delridge: 4501 Delridge Way SW
High Point: 6920 34th Ave SW
Jefferson: 3801 Beacon Ave S
Ballard: 6020 28th Ave NW
Bitter Lake: 13035 Linden Ave N

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is the Oath Of Office open to the public ... ??

(it is listed as 4:00 p.m., Wed. 30 Nov. at the JSCEE)

Thanks Thanks Thanks

Melissa Westbrook said...

It is open to the public and you are welcome to come. Generally only family show up.

I was interested that Michael DeBell, in his praise/farewell to Peter and Steve said the following about the voters:

"We have to accept their verdict even if it doesn't feel right at the moment."

I would guess he meant this in the context of his friendship with both men and not that he was publicly saying he was unhappy with the outcome.

Caring said...

Maybe some one with connections can help the Seattle schools family with 10 children who loss their home yesterday with getting a Thanksgiving meal.

Anonymous said...

Are they proposing/suggesting boundary changes at the capacity management work session tonight?

quite curious

SP said...

quite curious-
I was wondering the same thing & it looks as if the answer is, Yes.

The agenda for the board's work session is posted on the Board's homepage, but the presentation link to materials/power point isn't up yet.

But-I did find on the Board's Friday Updates link (the most current with their 1 week hold-back) from 11/11/11 on the Operations udate, is this:

"Since FACMAC is an advisory committee to the Superintendent of Schools, initial recommendations on short-term (2012-13) capacity options are scheduled to be completed by November 17 for a board work session scheduled on November 21. That session will provide the Board with an update of current options and recommendations made by FACMAC to the superintendent (along with staff assessment and input)."


...with that happening, my guess is that the district will be true to tradition & postpone posting any materials online for the public until as late as possible today before the fires are lit!

SP said...

Almost 4:00pm and still no presentation materials posted online for today's 5:00pm Capacity Meeting. The Board office says they haven't received them yet from the district.
Frustrating to not be able to read the materials before the meeting...