Seattle Schools running 2 hours late (but being parents, you already know that).
I have seen no statement from the Seattle Times or OSPI on their student data sharing agreement to share Seattle students' data. Nothing like a newspaper not reporting the news. Want to let Randy Dorn at OSPI know?
Randy I. Dorn
I promise to write a wrap-up of the Operations Committee meeting of yesterday because some fairly major things were announced. Transportation is desperate to save money and in the name of that effort:
1. bell times could change for about 21 elementaries, 5 regular K-8s, 5 Option K-8s, 1 middle school and 4 high schools. It's not a significant change for the overwhelming majority. but there will be a change.
2. There could be transportation changes affecting up to 1300 students in the district. The most basic change would be for Option students who would be told that transportation will no longer be given and you have a spot at your neighborhood school. If there is no spot at your neighborhood school, you can stay at your Option school with transportation. There was no discussion on parents paying to use the school bus if they want to keep that transportation.
3. Some older grandfathering is to expire but new grandfathering will kick in for some of the new changes due to growth boundaries. Neither was cited in specific.
4. There was some discussion about getting this info out to parents but yes, the staff needs this to all get approved by the end of January. This blog is your early warning system. The Board members seemed worried about parents getting this word in a timely manner.
Update: to be clear, for Option school students, your transportation would ONLY be eliminated if you live OUTSIDE THE SERVICE AREA (NOT just if you attend an Option school). My apologies for not being clear on that. If you live in your middle school service area of your linked option school, you WILL still receive transportation. My (huge) error.
Update: You'll note on the upper right of our webpage, we've included the e-mails for senior staff. Given that so many of them are new and it can be difficult to find these addresses, we included them for your convenience.
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