Update: The Alliance IS "hosting" this. I'm sorry but since when does a sober and serious (and mandated by the Board report) have to be "hosted" by anyone? I don't care if it's Perkins Coie's anniversary or if Sara Morris' husband works there or if it is free use for SPS - this is WRONG.
Still no word from the district. Not a good sign, Superintendent Banda.
End of update.
Among the happenings in SPS this week, comes a notice that the Superintendent will release his State of the District 2012 report on Thursday, Nov. 1 at ...Perkins Coie LLC(?!) from 11:30 am to 1:30 p.m.
Folks, I just got this press release so I will call district communications as soon as I can to find out why:
1) it is being presented at a very high-profile law firm's offices downtown (is there some major announcement to come?)
2) you have to register to hear it and all members of the media are welcome but space is limited for the public.
I smell the fine hand of the Alliance for Education in all this.
It will be videotaped and broadcast and the report will be on the website.
We HAVE a district headquarters with a huge auditorium where press conferences are regularly held and has plenty of room for the public.
This is not a good sign and I think we should ALL e-mail the Board and the Superintendent and get this changed.