Sunday, December 16, 2012

Seattle Schools for the Week of Dec. 17-23

Monday, December 17th
Capacity Management meeting for the NE area from 6:30-8 p.m. at Olympic Hills cafeteria, 13018 20th Avenue

Tuesday, December 18th
Audit&Finance Quarterly Audit Meeting from 4-7 p.m.  Agenda.  Much of this is the higher-level work of this committee - internal audit, external audit, risk management.  The last hour of this committee is just for committee members to discuss labor negotiations.

Superintendent Meeting with Pacific Islander Community from 6-8 p.m. at RBHS

Wednesday, December 19th
Enrollment Services close at noon.

Board Work Session on International Education/Wallace Grant update from 4-5:30 p.m.  (The Wallace Grant is an arts grant that the district worked very hard to get.  I believe it's in its second year.  I'll check but I think it was a planning grant and not an implemented one.)  Here's what we had at the blog in April 2012 when this grant was first announced:

Seattle Public Schools was recently awarded a $1 million grant from New York-based Wallace Foundation to engage the community and develop and multi-year plan for introducing more arts instruction into the classroom. The Foundation's Arts Learning Initiative planning grant, which runs from July 2011 through January 2013, will support development of a comprehensive K-12 arts education plan aimed at increasing quality arts learning opportunities for all students.

Board Work Session on Capacity Management and NSAP/Transition from 6-7:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 20th
Operations Committee Meeting from 4-6 p.m.  Agenda 
The agenda includes transportation service standards for 2013-2014 and a presentation from Tracy Libros on the capacity management and NSAP/transition for 2013-2014 (so, if you can't make the work session, you could hear about it here).  Pegi McEvoy will also be speaking on BEX IV and capacity management.

We are getting very close to the end of any discussion over BEX IV and capacity management.  I note that I still haven't heard about the fate of Pinehurst.  We've had plenty of discussion here over Jane Addams and where it might land (and when) but nothing on Pinehurst.

1 comment:

kgroth said...

Thank you for mentioning in your post that there is no word on the fate of Pinehurst K-8. We plan to attend the NE Region Commmunity Meeting on Dec. 17th to push for a plan. Of course, there have been communication issues from the District since they never contacted us regarding our school closing, it was just a bullet point on Jose Banda's Oct. 9th memo to everyone in the District. If we don't have a plan by 2013/2014 Open Enrollment, then I think the future of our school is at risk.


- Pinehurst K-8 Kindergarten Parent