Any mention of Indigenous People's Day on Monday, October 12th. Not on Twitter, either.
Now it IS the calendar but there is no story or reference to any events happening in our schools nor if the Superintendent or Board will be attending any events. This is surprising given that Superintendent Nyland was very involved in Native American education when he was working in Marysville.
The Board voted on this resolution to change from Columbus Day to Indigenous People's Day almost exactly a year ago (on Oct 1, 2014) so it's not like it's a surprise.
What is odd is that I know from listening to the Board meeting that Licton Springs K-8 is having an event and invited the Board/Superintendent to attend. It is the only Native American-focused K-8 school in the district. The speaker, Margit Moore, also announced that they received a grant (about $150K over three years) from the Gates Foundation to support Advanced Learning for Native American students.
The Board and Superintendent also got a fantastic report from the head of Native American Education for the district, Gail T. Morris. She could not be more enthused about her job and her staff and all that they are doing. Unfortunately, there is nothing on that SPS department webpage about any events for that day.