Several meetings to put on your calendar.
From SPS Capital Projects Communications:
Public Schools is hosting a community meeting to share information,
accept public comment and answer questions about the naming of the new
middle school and elementary school buildings to be constructed on the
The meeting will be held on Monday, May 4th at 6:30 p.m. in the Lincoln building auditorium at 4400 Interlake Avenue North.
voters approved the February 2013 Building Excellence IV (BEX IV)
Capital Levy, which included the construction of a new middle school
building and new elementary school building: both are scheduled to open
in September 2017.
For information about the Wilson-Pacific and
other BEX IV construction projects, please visit
http://bex.seattleschools.org. If you have questions or comments about
this and any other Seattle Public Schools capital project, please
contact Thomas L. Redman, Capital and Facilities Communications, at
email@example.com or 206-252-0655.
From SPS Communications:
School Family Partnerships' Neighbor to Neighbor program has scheduled
five regional community gatherings to receive input on changing school
start bell times. Anyone in the public is welcome to attend and provide
input on whether the district should:
1) maintain current bell times,
adjust bell times by swapping current elementary and high school start
3) add an additional period to high school allowing families
to opt for later start and end times.
(Editor's note: that number 3 is a new one to me. Interesting. I also see the first meeting is tomorrow - talk about short notice.)
• Tuesday April 21, from 6-7:30 p.m. – Highpoint Neighborhood House (6400 Sylvan Way SW, Room 207)
• Thursday April 30, from 7-8:30 p.m. – Hamilton Middle School Commons (1610 N 41st St.)
• Tuesday May 5, from 7-8:30 p.m. – New Holly Gathering Hall (7054 32nd Ave. S.)
• Wednesday May 6, from 7-8:30 p.m. – Garfield HS Cafeteria (400 23rd Ave.)
• Tuesday May 12, from 7-8:30 p.m. – Chief Sealth HS Cafeteria (2600 SW Thistle St.)
As a reminder, family surveys from the meetings can be dropped off at
the dropbox on the first floor of the John Stanford Center, at your
local school, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Here's hoping that these are not uber-facilitated meetings and there is allowance for REAL community discussion.