A good opportunity to hear School Board candidates up close and personal from the Seattle Neighborhood Coalition this Saturday:
As summer turns to fall, we notice the proliferation of yard signs
heralding the upcoming election. By now, we have all been inundated
with information about our City Council District Elections. There are
actually other races appearing on this November's ballot. In the spirit
of examining some lesser publicized campaigns, we are reviving our
format of "speed dating" the candidates. We'll hear from folks running
for some less covered races such as Elections Director, Assessor, and
Seattle School Board.
Our meetings start at 9:00 AM at the Central Senior Center, 500 30th
Avenue South. We now offer a continental breakfast of juice, coffee,
yogurt, fruit, and muffins for $6.00. A traditional hot and tasty
breakfast is still available for $14.00.
I know that some Board candidates may not be in attendance due to prior commitments.
Also, in looking over the salary list for Seattle Schools employees (fascinating), I note that Ron English, despite being retired, will be paid until January of 2016. There are also some big bonuses that I don't understand but maybe someone can explain.
CM Kashama Sawant is donating $500 to the teachers strike fund and having a community meeting in Council chambers in City Hall on Thursday, September 10 from 6-7:30 pm.
From one of our readers: Teachers and staff will picket at their individual schools Wednesday and
Thursday from 8:30 am to 3 pm. On Friday is 9/11 there will be no
picketing and teachers will participate in community service of their
Shoreline educators have tweeted their support for their Seattle colleagues.
As well, despite a court order to go back to work, Pasco teachers are continuing their strike.
Update: you should check out the Soup for Teachers Facebook page. They are putting together a petition page in support of teachers. Amazing coordination and actions like this one:
Huge shout out to Barbara, the manager at the Starbucks store next to
the Ballard Fred Meyer...she donated all the coffee when she found out
what it was for!
Wasn't sure how literally I should take "Soup for teachers", but these two pots are headed to John Hay in a few minutes.
Veggie minestrone on the left and hearty beef stew prepared to be celiac and gluten free diet friendly.