There are still many schools that need support from parents and community. Check out the list at Soup for Teachers. They now have over 1600 members. I myself walked over to the Roosevelt teachers and told them they were welcome to come and use my bathroom anytime today.
A Parent Petition about what parents want from the contract. They have over 4500 signatures.
From the West Seattle blog:
If the Seattle Public Schools teacher strike continues through the end of the week, please join West Seattle educators and families on Friday afternoon from 12:30-3:00 for an Alki Beach Read-In after a morning of community service in honor of September 11th (check with educators from individual schools for project specifics). ALL families are welcome! We are coordinating with multiple schools for this event and hope to have a great turnout.
Please bring your books, blankets, and back-to-school momentum! Meet near the Statue of Liberty on Alki Beach. Let’s spend the afternoon reading together as we show that we ALL want to be back in school.
Wear red – see you there!
You’re encouraged to RSVP so organizers have an idea of how many people to expect – you can do that here.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the 32nd Legislative District Democratic Organization (LDDO) stands in support of SEA contract proposals and also acknowledges appreciation of School Board Director Sue Peters’ opposition to Superintendent Nyland’s legal threat against Seattle educators; and
THEREFORE BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that the 32nd LDDO urges the Seattle School Board to agree to the SEA contract proposals.
Olympic View - S.E.A. teachers and staff will be holding a food drive on Friday, September 11 from 9:30-3:30 at the following locations
Safeway: 7300 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle 98115
QFC: 11100 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle 98125
Fred Meyer: 13000 Lake City Way NE, Seattle 98125
Please come support our teachers. The food collected during this drive will be donated to the local food banks that serve families in our community.
Good article on the strike from Common Dreams.
Teachers are meeting to discuss Saturday's Playground Work Day.
The school district will not allow the the teachers to assist on the work day. If they work, they will be told to stop and could face punishment.
The teachers agreed to show up and stay on public property with water for parent volunteers.
Dancing Highland Park Teachers ( who will be at the Salvation Army tomorrow for public service).