School Board candidate Rick Burke is having an event tomorrow night at the Great Hall at Green Lake from 7-9:30 pm.
Come join us for a get-together so we can eat, drink,
and talk about how to transform Seattle Public Schools. Pick up a yard
sign and campaign literature. We hope you can stop by. Light
appetizers and drinks served.
Parking is limited in the Green Lake area, so look for metered on-street parking near the venue. Carpools encouraged.
There is also a picnic on Thursday night at Carkeek Park, Shelter #2 from 6-8 pm to meet candidates Leslie Harris and Jill Geary. Bring your own beverage. (Leslie and Jill were the only candidates out yesterday outside the SEA meeting at Benaroya Hall.)
I haven't had a chance to view this but Seattle Channel's "Our City, Our Schools" series has a new one on "Safe Passage" which is a federally-funded pilot youth violence prevention program helping the four schools within one block of each other in Rainier Beach. Those schools are South Shore pre-k-8, RBHS, Dunlap and South Lake High School.
I was outside the meeting for SEA outside of Benaroya Hall yesterday. Word is that there was no vote taken on a contract (I believe mainly because the district has rejected so much of what the teachers have asked for/offered) and that when they do vote on September 3rd, it will be to accept a contract or strike. Teachers seemed upbeat but frustrated with the district. (I note that one item teachers appear to be pushing for is to right-time lunch (meaning, have a real lunch time not a truncated 15 minute one).
I think all parties will do the right thing and get this done but again you see the district pushing until the last minute.
It's no way to get things done but it certainly is the SPS headquarters way.
With school coming, a reminder of what teachers do to get ready for your students.
What's on your mind?