There's a teenaged-boy with autism missing in our are. Please take a look at this photo in case you see him.
In one big difference between Seattle and Spokane school districts (in addition to Spokane being a charter authorizer), apparently they don't feel the need to expand at the administrative level nor give raises. From The Spokesman-Review:
As Redinger (Spokane's superintendent) said in Friday’s Spokesman-Review article, “It used to be
you moved to the district office for the pay increases. We’ve shifted
that. We have changed how the principals operate within the district;
they move in and out of the district office to do work.”
now have input on curriculum decisions. And their pay is increasing 1.5
percent without setting off a chain reaction of increases at the
When she was hired, Redinger was touted as an energetic change agent,
and she’s followed through. She’s thinned the bureaucratic layers, even
though a state audit showed the district spent less on administration
than comparable districts in the state.
Lines from The Princess Bride that teachers could use when grading high school/college freshman student essays.
Only community meeting tomorrow is with Director Blanford from 10 am to noon at the Douglass-Truth library.