Ding dong, the bill to split Seattle School district died in the Rules Committee. I heard this on KUOW this morning and was surprised to hear that one of its creators, Sharon Tomiko Santos, said it would have benefited all students in SPS. This was the first time I heard that reasoning advanced and yet if that's what they thought, they could have explained how that was.
Reports of shots from a BB gun fired at a school bus near Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary are being reported in the Seattle Times. It happened yesterday around 4:30 pm. The school had been under lockkdown for some period of time but then the students were allowed to go home. No one was hurt.
I'm off in a few minutes to the press conference right by Roosevelt High about the blight around there by the infamous Sisley brothers. Hoping there is some relief in sight.
Don't forget these legislative Town Halls tomorrow (this organized info via the CPPS website):
Seattle town halls, Saturday, March 14:
11th District (Georgetown), map
1-3 pm, Regional Communications & Emergency Coordination Center 3511 NE 2nd St., Renton, WA 98056 — Sen. Hasagawa, Rep. Hudgins, Rep. Berquist
32nd District (Broadview), map
2-3:30 pm, Shoreline Fire Dept., 17525 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline, WA 98133 — Sen. Chase, Rep. Ryu
36th District (Belltown, Magnolia, Queen Anne, Ballard, Greenwood), map
10 am-noon, Phinney Neighborhood Association, community room, 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103. — Sen. Kohl-Welles, Rep. Carlyle, Rep. Tarleton
34th District (West Seattle, White Center), map
No town hall
37th District (Madrona, Mt. Baker, Seward Park, Rainier Valley, Dunlap, Rainier Beach), map
9-11 am, Rainier Valley Cultural Center, 3515 S Alaska Street, Seattle, WA 98118 — Sen. Jayapal, Rep. Santos, Rep. Pettigew
43rd District (Capital Hill, Madison Park, Eastlake, Fremont, Wallingford, University District), map
1-2:30 pm, Seattle Central College, Erickson Theater, 1524 Harvard Ave., Seattle, WA 98122 — Sen. Pedersen, Rep. Brady Walkinshaw, Speaker Frank Chopp
46th District (Bryant, Northeast and North Seattle), map
No Town Hall
What's on your mind?