Saturday sees three Director Community Meetings:
Community Meeting with Director Martin-Morris at Diva Espresso on Lake City Way from 9:30-11:30 am.
Community Meeting with Director Smith-Blum at Capitol High Library, 425 Harvard Ave. E from
10 am-11:30 am
Community Meeting with Director Patu at Caffe Vita, 5028 Wilson Avenue S. from 10 am to noon.
From Central District News, a story about unhappy Central area parents and elementary school choices. What's interesting is either no one checked in with the district on the use for TT Minor or chose to ignore what the district is planning (to reopen TT Minor for World School). I think there are valid points here, though.
Parents and residents in a northern swatch of the Central District,
from Madison Avenue to Cherry Street and from 14th to 23rd Avenues
(called Areas 42 and 43) are hoping to influence the school district to
reopen TT Minor as the area’s elementary school.
The group’s impetus for forming is a recent projection that Stevens
Elementary School will surpass its current capacity for students in the
next several years. As a result, Seattle Public Schools has proposed boundary changes
that will reassign students near Stevens’ southern boundary to either
Madrona K-8 or Lowell Elementary. The group would prefer the district
reopen TT Minor.
The school district is fielding feedback on its proposed boundary
changes at several upcoming meetings, including one on Monday at Meany
Middle School from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. The neighborhood group will be
present at the Monday meeting to express their thoughts on TT Minor.
New SPS assignments announced today by Superintendent Banda. First, Jon Halfaker, principal at Washington Middle School, is to be the new Executive Director of Schools for the NW region. This is really kind of sad because I think Mr. Halfaker is quiet, effective principal and I think it's a loss for Washington.
Also, Patricia Guenther has been appointed as interim principal at Washington; she is currently assistant principal there.
Both appointments start October 1.
Ever wonder about the voice of the "robocall lady?" She's a real person. The story from Parent Map.