It appears the Board agreed to bid on the Federal Reserve building. Interesting thing, though, is that the feds have lower the opening bid from $3M to $1M.
On the one hand, the district could get themselves quite the bargain if no one else bids. Or, it may go Ebay style and have multiple last minute bidders. The district is paying for its own appraisal and can go 10% over that amount (with these "capital reserves" that are apparently sitting around). I'll try to find out what that amount is. (If the district is successful, look for this project to be number one with a bullet on BEX V.)
The district is looking for members for a taskforce on the new 24-credit graduation requirement.
In January 2015, the Washington State Board of Education approved the district’s request for a two-year waiver of the new requirement, which will increase the number of course credits needed for graduation from 20 to 24. Seattle Public Schools students currently are required to earn 21 credits.
The new rule was due to take effect with the graduating class of 2019, but with the waiver will now take effect for the graduating class of 2021 (current sixth-graders).
To note (bold mine):
While many of our students do earn 24 credits, the new requirement leaves no room to recover credits for students who may fail a course or want to access additional courses.
The waiver affords the district an opportunity to rethink its systems for high school students, which may include revisions to schedules. Community members, staff or students interested in serving on the task force should send an email expressing interest by Feb. 20, 2015, to Erin Stoen, Director of College & Career Readiness, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The district has also annnounced that the whole district is now totally wireless.
Tomorrow there is just one community meeting with Director Peters at the Magnolia Library from
11 am to 1 pm.
What's on your mind?