There are a LOT of concerns but ALSO a lot of good ideas out there about how to make many of the new issues arising from the "new" boundaries more palatable.
Again, there is NO way to eliminate pain, no way to make everyone even just okay with these boundaries. They are far too reaching to do that.
BUT, finding a way to spread the pain, share the burden and not leave just one group of kids (I'm looking at the 3rd grade APP kids at Lincoln who come from the Whitman area) out on a limb.
So I propose this:
If you just have a concern (but no real solution), then I'll take those from the thread where I asked for them. I'll make a list and send it to the directors and explain this is what we are hearing here.
But, if you have an idea or solution, what I think would help is if each idea were laid out in a flowchart fashion so that Directors could see it in one fell swoop without a lot of explanation. (Please add a paragraph or two of explanation before and after the chart, of course.) Include an e-mail address in case someone has questions.
Could people do that? Because I would be happy to get them all together and get it to as many directors as I may be able to see in person). My e-mail address is
I am NOT saying the directors would listen to me more than anyone else (indeed, Director Martin-Morris, who represents my region, never acknowledges anything I send to him). But I have the time and the energy to get these together and try to hand them to each director personally.
Naturally, time is of the essence. As well, please, if you want to do this on your own, that's fine as well. There are two Director Community Meetings this Saturday (see Seattle Schools This Week for details or the district calendar).