Apparently, the Superintendent has sent out a letter to teachers that is to read at mandatory faculty meetings today. It informs teachers of the outcomes of not giving the MAP test. (I am going to verify what that is but it does involve punishment.)
If you support the teachers and believe MAP does not help your student, let the Superintendent know:
Phone: (206) 252-0180
Fax: (206) 252-0209
Also, about the interim plan, Apparently Directors Carr and Martin-Morris attended a meeting at Sacajawea last night to allow parents to air their concerns. I give the directors credit for showing up for what was likely a difficult meeting.
What is astonishing is that Pegi McEvoy apparently said that Sacajawea's 5th graders might have to get split up for middle school because of their boundary pattern.
Well, I hope that gets changed when they change boundaries because no 5th grade class should get split up. (If parents choose something else for their 5th grader, that's one thing.) I ask you all how you would feel if you had to tell your child this news.
What's also interesting is that the northern part of Wedgwood might end up going to the new JA Middle School when boundaries are redrawn. I'm sure that will go over well.
That's a lot of change for a number of families; I find it unfortunate that it seems there will be great and severe impacts for two years for some families.