There is a petition at Change.org, asking Superintendent Banda to end early dismissals at SPS. I have no info as to who started it (it only says F. Jacobs). It has over 200 signatures. It's fairly simple text:
Please stop early dismissals at Seattle public schools.
Frequent early school dismissals are a terrible hardship on
families. Parents under financial stress, working parents, multi-child
families, single parents, and many other caregivers have no good
childcare and/or transportation options to manage early school
dismissals. We urge you to find a family-friendly way to provide
teachers with the planning time they need.
As well, tomorrow the results of the 2012 Healthy Youth Survey and the federal Youth Risk Behavior survey will be released. I'll be attending a media event at SPS about these findings.