We've been hearing some news about the District deciding to place the Middle College program, now located on the campus of South Seattle Community College, in the Boren building next year. It would be co-locating there with the new K-5 STEM program.
Before you write to the School Board about this, I would remind you that program placement decisions are made unilaterally by the superintendent. They are not board-level decisions. Moreover, the Board has made it clear that they have no interest in enforcing the program placement policy, which would require the superintendent to disclose her process and would require her to provide rationale for them. They have decided that we do not need transparency or evaluation with these decisions and consequently we get the kind of decisions that can come from under the cloak of secrecy and behind the shield of no accountability.
In other words, the Board has already determined that they not only will not get involved in this, but that they have no interest in this.
Even if they did ask the superintendent for that sort of information, she wouldn't be around to provide it. She is gone, baby, gone. Mr. Banda won't know anything about the decision nor will he find anyone else in the JSCEE who will admit to knowing anything about the decision. This is a done deal without recourse. It is the feather in the cap on Dr. Enfield's tenure with Seattle Public Schools. Don't like it? Complain to Frank Greer, Jon Bridge, Sara Morris, and Lynne Varner. They're the folks who scared the Board away from doing their job.