Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Bell Times

Just in from SPS - bell times off the table for tonight's Board meeting, pending an environmental review.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

WTF? Anyone else think this smells funny? What's the explanation? I guess I don't understand what environmental review needs to be done after the EIS? Anyone?

-Madness

Anonymous said...

Per SPS Twitter there is a state required 7 day wait period after the release of the EIS. SPS just released the EIS - less than 7 days before the scheduled vote.

-StepJ

Anonymous said...

Why did they only know about the state required wait now on the day of the scheduled vote?
This was on the agenda weeks ago so why did they not release the EIS 7 days ago?

Welcome to SPS, where incompetence is rewarded

Sigh

Anonymous said...

Looking at the final version, it is dated yesterday, 11/3/15,

However, the final references that a Draft version was made available in August and comments were received at that time. It does seem like a long period of time between the draft release and the final release.

-StepJ

mirmac1 said...

It couldn't POSSIBLY be deferred because district has determines that it can decide to save dime on disabled children whose families find Central's assignment of their children in impossibly far, or inappropriate, settings unacceptable and that they would have their child go elsewhere. There's a matter of federal law. But, WTF, central figures that struggling SpEd families will not fight so, to save dime, let's just ignore IDEA.

I will gladly ream them a new one on this legal point. Why must this be necessary?

Anonymous said...

Tweet from Kyle Stokes during the discussion...‏@kystokes 7m7 minutes ago Edmonds, WA

.@seapubschools board member Peters: More tweaks coming to bell times proposal that should be "good news" to Tier 3 families. #spsboard

-StepJ

mirmac1 said...

Carr says "BASED ON RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE CITY!" SPS should continue with A4E on a year to year basis, after Cerqui and Goetsch make excuses.

Anonymous said...

Dear SPS,
Please figure out a way to have Two Tiers. Families should not have to deal with start times of 9:30 or 9:40. Two tiers is the way to go. Why should 13 schools be stuck with Tier 3? There must be a smart person who can make it work.
NEmom

Anonymous said...

Want to be more unimpressed? Who signed the original Supe contract attached to the BAR? Ron English.

DistrictWatcher

Anonymous said...

There are a few schools who prefer the Tier 3 time, so if the district manages to accommodate the 10 or so remaining schools who still want Tier 1 then we just might get a plan that most people are happy with!

BT

mirmac1 said...

How about a tweak that brings district policy in line with federal disability law?

Anonymous said...

Sorry, posted above to wrong thread.

DW

Paulina Lopez said...

Can someone please explain the possible changes?? I have not been informed about this at my school

Anonymous said...

Paulina, go to this page and click on where it says New- Superintendent's Final Recommendation. You will be able to see all the updated school bell times. If your school is in Tier 3, then there may be a possibility of changing to Tier 1, but we don't know yet.

http://seattleschools.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=627&pageId=16309&objectId.2071=16326&contextId.2071=16325

BT

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know where I can find earlier bell times analysis documents? I could swear that the proposed start time for my son's elementary school went from 8:50 to 8:00, but I can't find earlier documents and I want to know why they changed the proposed start time so dramatically. Thanks