I actually have a pretty busy Saturday (and hey, I see sunshine so I want to take advantage of that as well) but I wanted to put up a few items for your viewing.
One item is from Mirmac 1 - the Seattle Schools photo archive. I had never seen this archive (but I have been to the archives) and it's fun viewing.
The second item is from next Wednesday's School Board meeting agenda. There is the transfer of $550K from the BEX IV contingency fund to build a K-8 within the Wilson-Pacific middle school. This is kind of amazing and surely cannot be the total. (The item does say it will cost $135k extra for the playground.) But the auditorium would cost $12M and the changes to the middle school to include specific types of rooms for the K-8 is only $550K. Interesting.
The third item is also from the Board meeting agenda for the K-5 Math Materials adoption. This one is very long and staff is not recommending the adoption of two math plans. I didn't have time to read it carefully but I think there is something in there that would change what schools that are using other math materials can do. If you read it and understand what staff is saying, let us know.
I also note that replacement of the elevator at JA is about $300K which is coming out of BEX IV. I'm confused as to why BEX IV would be the source of the funding but that isn't really explained.
Consultant report for the City on Pre-K for all. Again, I barely went through the opening section but it does recommend a "taskforce" with SPS to find room in Seattle schools that might currently be available or where there might be in the future.