From Seattle Schools:
Seattle Public Schools celebrates with the City of Seattle and says a
resounding thank you to Seattle voters for their approval of the
Our utmost appreciation for the leadership by the Mayor and the City Council in supporting this important work.
Providing an early start to our neediest families is one of the most cost effective ways to help EVERY student succeed.
The city initiative starts small and builds to 2000 students over the next four years.
We look forward to working with the City of Seattle in the implementation of this important work.
Naturally, we all think preschool is a good thing. But really? All the schools are excited about this work as they are underfunded and overenrolled? Hard to believe but I'm going with headquarters staff is happy. (I also note that the second sentence lacks a verb.)
The district is also WRONG in the "neediest families" statement. 1B does not favor any group of children and consistently said it is open to all.
Most telling? "We look forward to working" with the City. So the partnership that IS the linchpin to 1B is a foregone conclusion?
That will be an interesting discussion because until McCleary is fully enacted AND our schools not busting at the seams, I would think the district's involvement would be small.
As well, the district now has the mandate that is 1351.