It would have been a quiet week for SPS except for the new issue of Superintendent Banda wanting to leave. As well, there are a couple of events that will impact our district.
Monday, June 23rd
Seattle City Council will vote on their Preschool for All bill at 2 pm in City Council chambers. They do take public comment but I note it comes after presentations (which means you get to sit through a lot before you can speak).
This is important because it involves our district. I cannot support any measure that puts a burden of time and resources on our district. It is not the district's core mission nor do our facilities in any way support this use of space.
Wednesday, June 25th
I see that the previous Work Session on the Superintendent's evaluation has been pulled.
Public Hearing on the 2014-2015 Budget from 4-4:15 pm. You are allowed two minutes to give your input on next year's budget. I believe you can submit a written statement via e-mail to go into the public record but I will check. Sadly, the agenda gives no information on how to give input.
Work Session: Open Public Meetings Act and Public Records Act Training from 4:30-5:30 pm. Powerpoint presentation.
Thursday, June 26th
March and rally to protest the Gates Foundation involvement in public education sponsored by Save Our Schools and BATS (Badass Teachers Assocation) from 5-7 pm. They will march from Westlake Park to the Gates Foundation (at 5th and Mercer/500 5th Ave N).
Anthony Cody, Kshama Sawant, Wayne Au & Morna McDermott. We would
love you to join our flash mob and sing with our amazing chorus. You
will also have an opportunity to vocally demand that public education be
revitalized as the foundation to a free society that it should be.
Saturday, June 28th
Community Meeting with Director Patu from 10 am to noon at Caffe Vita.