'Think Outside the Car' Celebration, Tue Jan 15, 6:30–8:30pm,
Fauntleroy Church UCC, 9140 California Ave SW, free.
Without Borders: Transforming Learning for the 21st Century, Wed
Jan 16, 4:30–7:30pm, Seattle Children’s Theatre, 201 Thomas St, free. This one is brought to you by the World Affairs Council and will have ed experts from different countries discussing education and educational system.
Also of interest, this Times article about speed cameras around school zones. What's interesting is that the projections of the number of tickets that would be issued were much lower than what is actually happening which would lead you to think that maybe people are being really blase about speeding through school zones.
The cameras are at Thurgood Marshall, Broadview-Thompson, Olympic View and Gatewood Elementary.
To emphasize that the cameras were installed to increase safety, not
swell city revenues, Mayor Mike McGinn said at a late November news
conference that any ticket revenue exceeding initial expectations would
be spent on public-safety improvements near the schools with the
"We're not interested in raising money off this," McGinn said at the
conference. "We're not going to use it just to support the general fund.
We'll put it right back into safety around our schools."
Wyeth Jessee, principal of Broadview-Thomson K-8 School, said the
public-safety improvements around his school would be more than welcome.
"Many of the roads in the north end of the city don't have sidewalks,
including parts of Greenwood Avenue," Jessee said. "Some of the road
signs and lights are dated."
Don't even read the comments. Many people say it is WRONG to have a speed limit around a school (and ask where the flagperson is as if there isn't a cost to that as well) and even if there is a speed limit, that the fine ($189) is too high and 20 mph is too slow.
Amazing. One minute out of the day to slow down for children and parents crossing the street.
What's on your mind?