Surrounded by arterial streets and now First Hill streetcars, Bailey Gatzert Elementary can be a dangerous destination for students, a majority of which walk or bike to and from school daily. Luckily, it is high on the Seattle Department of Transportation’s list of priority schools in need of improvements.
“It’s like an island surrounded by these really fast streets,” said Brian Dougherty, SDOT Safe Routes to School coordinator, who also attended the walkabout and offered suggestions for noted trouble spots.Kudos to Ingraham High School's Improv Group, SHEILA, for their second win in a row at the Jet City Seattle Open.
Several community groups plan to work with Bailey Gatzert parents, teachers and the principal to develop a plan for requesting funding to possibly study traffic issues in the neighborhood or make quick improvements, such as improved signage, striping at crosswalks and enhancing visibility. Dougherty told the Capitol Hill Times he will wait to receive Gyncild’s report from the meeting and then assess how SDOT can quickly make a number of traffic improvements on its end.
A total of eleven teams began the competition two weekends ago before the field narrowed to six for Saturday’s semifinals and three for the finals last night.In advance of the Seattle Speaks show on April 19th on public education in Seattle, they have a poll going.
In addition to the trophy, SHEILA wins a chance to come to a Jet City Improv rehearsal and the opportunity to perform at our annual fundraiser, The Brew Ha-Ha.
As the state Legislature defers fully funding public education for yet another year, what are the implications for the Seattle school district? The first City of Seattle Education Summit in 25 years will happen this spring, and there's a lot to discuss: an overcrowded district, the achievement gap, discipline inequity, new programs and decaying buildings. Are we on the right path to funding and providing a quality education for our students? How can we improve graduation rates? What can the community do to ensure students are prepared to succeed? Join host Brian Callanhan for a town hall discussion on our live, interactive show Seattle Speaks. Presented in partnership with Seattle CityClub, Town Hall and Seattle Channel.What's on your mind?