There is a big NO to any kind of taskforce for either WS or Indian Heritage. I think the message is out that an SPS taskforce means very little with so many with so little follow-up and follow-thru. I think "we won't get fooled again" is the takeaway from these groups.
The majority of the public testimony was around these three items. Pinehurst and Indian Heritage seem in total agreement on joining together and excited for the opportunities for each group. It was a beautiful thing to see.
World School had many supporters with signs. They don't want any more promises; they want TT Minor. I suspect the amendment to delay this will not pass.
It was also announced that Pinehurst won the Seattle Libraries middle school read-athon.
Now doing the Board comments and I am so surprised at how much time they are taking on this.
It was also announced that RBHS grads will join two other south-end high schools in receiving the first year of community college free. (I'm thinking West Seattle High School is hoping they might be next.)
South Seattle Community College announced today the expansion of the 13th Year Promise Scholarship to Rainier Beach High School. The 13th Year Promise Scholarship guarantees that every graduate can attend South Seattle Community College tuition-free in their first year. The 13th Year Promise Scholarship program started with Cleveland High School in 2008 and expanded to Chief Sealth International High School in 2011. Nearly one-third of all graduates from these two schools have attended college thanks to the program
The 13th Year Promise Scholarship program is funded from the South Seattle Community College Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3), through a combination of financial aid and private philanthropic donations.