Sunday, February 23, 2014

Seattle Schools This Week

Back to work.

As one reader reported, the dates for school year 2014-2015 are up.  One of the earlier last-day-of-school dates in recent memory, June 15, 2015.

Tomorrow, Monday the 24th, starts the two-week Open Enrollment period.  I expect to see JSCEE jam-packed this week (and I would advise getting there early).  Info here.  Unfortunately, the "choice" form for those who want an alternative to their neighborhood school is not available until tomorrow.  I find this not-so-helpful as parents could preview it and make sure they understand it BEFORE they get to Open Enrollment.  I'll check it out tomorrow and hope to have some words of advice.

Wednesday, Feb. 26th
Work Session on the Budget from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm- Agenda not yet available.

Work Session on Board Evaluation Goals from 5:30-6:30 p.m - Agenda not yet available.

As previously noted, there is no School Board meeting this week nor any Director Community meetings on Saturday, March 1.

I'm going to be attending the Network for Public Education conference in Austin, TX at the end of the week.  Diane Ravitch and head of the Chicago Teacher union, Karen Lewis, will be keynote speakers.  It will be great to meet other public education activists and bloggers and share ideas, stories and insights.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

The choice form is not available yet? Sigh. That is ridiculous.

Sadly not surprised....

Option mama

Anonymous said...

Could this be intentional so they aren't overwhelmed the first Monday back from vacation? I will probably just email ours in, but still frustrated by things like this. Shows a lack of organization that is disconcerting at the very least.

Option mama again

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a fabulous conference! Enjoy!

-FedMomof2