How to fund schools properly? The Stranger Slog offers up not one but two alternatives. It can be done and done without adding onerous bills (like grading schools) in order to say "we're doing something about education" before education is truly fully funded.
Here's the district's "official" notice about proposed Transportation changes. I'll note a couple of things. One, they don't list (or link) what schools would be affected. You'll get a letter if you are affected.
Two, they claim money saved will go to teachers and classrooms. All $3.4M goes to classrooms? I'd like to see real and verifiable proof that claim will happen.
Three, about those secondary late start times and the Board wanting a real timeline, here's what staff says:
During the School Board’s March retreat with senior District leadership,
Board members will discuss their governance priorities and when staff
might pursue this work.
So they'll have yet another work session-like discussion about when they MIGHT do this? In March? What's weird is that staff are not supposed to be setting what the Board retreat work is so how do they know this so far in advance?
Families should be on the lookout for more information in the next few weeks. You've been warned.
What's on your mind?