Dear Seattle Public Schools community,
I am writing to update you on the Superintendent process.
you are aware, Superintendent Jose Banda is the finalist for
Superintendent at Sacramento City Unified School District. The
Sacramento Board of Education plans to vote on his contract the evening
17. If approved, the Seattle School Board will hold a special meeting
within the next few weeks to vote on an interim Superintendent, who will
continue the good work Superintendent Banda has led for the past two
School Board has been meeting in executive session during the past
several weeks to determine next steps. We know that choosing both an
interim and permanent Superintendent is of utmost importance, and we
take this decision very seriously.
want to assure our staff, families and community that there will be as
little disruption as possible to the current progress of our district.
We will recruit a strong interim leader who will continue to implement
our new five-year Strategic Plan on behalf of our nearly 52,000
want to thank the staff for working diligently over the summer on our
buildings, our technology and on student curriculum to ensure we are
ready for the start of school on Sept. 3.
an enormous thank you to Superintendent Banda for his work here in
Seattle. He led us through the development of our Strategic Plan, a
successful BEX capital levy, complex boundary changes, the planning
and start of many new capital projects and the reformation of a strong
executive team. We wish him well as he looks to his future in
Seattle School Board