Thursday, January 02, 2014

Washington State Charter School Applicant Forums

Charter School Applicant Forums (via the very helpful Charter Commission staff)


Applicant
Date
Time
Location
Pioneer School
January 6
5:15-6:15pm
Spokane Public School Administration Building, 200 N Bernard Spokane, WA 99201

Yakima Academy
January 8
5:30-6:30pm
Perry Technical Institute, 2011 W. Washington Ave. Yakima, WA 98903
Sunnyside Charter Academy
January 8
6:30-7:30pm

Evergreen Leadership Academy
January  9
6-7pm
Hoquiam High School: The Little Theatre, 201 W. Emerson, Hoquiam WA 98550

Washington STEM Academy
January 13
5-6pm
South Seattle Community College, 6737 Corson Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108, Building C, Room C122
CAL Elementary
January 13
6-7pm
Sports in Schools Team Charter
January 13
7-8pm

Coral Academy
January 15
5:30-6:30pm
Puget Sound Educational Service District, 800 Oakesdale Ave SW, Renton, WA 98057
Excel Public Charter School
January 15
6:30-7:30pm
Cedar River Academy
January 15
7:30-8:30pm

Rainier Prep
January 16
5-6pm
TAF: Bethaday Community Learning Space (White Center), 605 SW 108th St, Seattle, WA 98146
Summit Public School: Sierra
January 16
6-7pm
First Place Charter School
January 16
7-8pm

King County Academy
January 17
5:30-6:30pm
Aviation High School, 9229 East Marginal Way S, Tukwila, WA 98108
Out of the Box Learning Studio
January 17
6:30-7:30pm

Summit Public school: Olympus
January 22
5-6pm
Tacoma Main Library, 1102 Tacoma Ave South, Tacoma, WA 98402
Green Dot Public Schools
January 22
6-7pm


SOAR Academy
January 23
5-6pm
Bates Technical College South Campus, 2201 S. 78th St, Tacoma, wa 98409, Building E, Auditorium 102 and 103
The Village Academy
January 23
6-7pm


There's just one in Seattle for three applicants on January 13th at South Seattle Community College.  I am hoping to attend all of the Puget Sound area forums as well as the one for Green Dot because I'd like to see how an established out-of-state group does their presentation.

2 comments:

Charlie Mas said...

From the Washington State Charter School Commission:

"Charter applicants will be given 10 minutes for presentations, after which the floor will be open for 30 minutes of public comment. Community members who wish to comment publicly will be
limited to 2 minutes each in order to accommodate as many participants as possible. Speakers will be randomly selected in a lottery prior to the meeting. Individuals or groups wishing to provide written comment may send their statements to the Washington State Charter School Commission, P.O. Box 40996 Olympia, WA 98504-0996. Comments may also be hand delivered to the public forums. Written comments are limited to one page. (12 point font)
"

Hmmm... public comment limited to two minutes? written public comment limited to one page?

Really? Why? What's the upside and what's the downside?

Trish Millines Dziko said...

Charlie, two minutes was decided upon to give as many people as possible a chance to give verbal testimony and the one page limit for written comment was chosen so that we would not get large documents that would be overwhelming to share and review. In addition we want to have a clear focus on the specific charter applications and not whether charters should exist in our state or not.