Breaking news from the West Seattle Blog; Executive Director Aurora Lora is leaving the district. She's going to Dallas as an assistant superintendent. Her last day is July 6th.
That's one TFA gone (and I hear we lost another in HR).
Decline to Sign flyer here.
Going to the Gay Pride parade? There an SPS float in it that will be decorated as a school bus.
The Board approved the change to the advertising policy and will permit it on school calendar, scoreboards, etc. Not sure where (high school only?) and when it starts. Seattle Times' story indicates it will go to high schools only. Keep in mind, the first year, the district puts all the money into the General Fund (handy, no?) It's not until year two that ASB students start seeing money and then it's quite vague on how much.
From SPS (to update your calendar):
Seattle Public School employees will again take unpaid furlough days in
the 2012-13 school year to help balance the budget and prioritize
Furlough days for teachers and other Seattle Education
Association-represented employees include Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, and a
half-day on Feb. 14, 2013.
Principals will take a furlough day on Jan. 3, 2013. Non-represented
employees, meanwhile, will take Aug. 29, 2012, and Dec. 26, 2012, and
upper management staff will take an additional two days on April 19,
2013, and July 5, 2013.
The John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence will be closed on
Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012.