Good story from KOMO news about Highline's in-school suspension program. Sounds to me like they have covered their bases well but to have this kind of in-school suspension program you need resources and space. SPS would probably have the resources if they devoted some McCleary dollars but space? Kind of at a premium. Oh wait, maybe those City pre-K classrooms.
I note that Highline's superintendent is former Seattle Schools super Susan Enfield. I went to Highline's home page and found this in her first-of-the-year message to parents:
To start off, we have a new web-based tool called ThoughtExchange
that will allow you to share your ideas and feedback about anything you want us
to know. You will be invited to go to our ThoughtExhange website and share your
thoughts in early October.
We will be engaging our families and community on two very
important topics this year: ensuring that all our high school students have
access to the challenging coursework they need to be prepared for success, and
providing facilities that address our growing enrollment and meet our students’
learning needs. We will be hosting a year-long series of community meetings on
Year-long? Like really doing authentic engagement and not some pro forma meetings? Son of gun. But on the other hand:
To ensure we have deep community participation in planning
our future school facilities, we are convening a Capital Facilities Advisory
Committee that will make recommendations for a long-term facilities plan and a
future bond. Fifteen members will be appointed by outside organizations (our
cities, employee associations, and community organizations) and the remaining
25 will be selected by lottery.
Forty people for a district Highline's size (19,000 students)?