International School and Dual Language Immersion Programs Meeting
Chief Sealth International Schools from 6:00-7:30 pm
Seattle Public Schools invites families, community members and staff to share thoughts and ideas on our International School and Dual Language Immersion programs.Boundary Change Community Meeting
The district is examining these programs in order to make recommendations about potential changes in the 2017-18 school year.
Roosevelt High School from 6:30-7:30 pm
Mayor's community conversation on education, hosted by SEA. Van Asselt Community Center from 5:30-7:30 pm.
Mayor's community conversation on education, hosted by SEA. Northgate Community Center from 5:30-7:30 pm.
Wednesday, April 27th
Oversight Work Session: Capital Projects, agenda
JSCEE from 4:30-6:00 pm
The presentation is 100+ pages so I'm guessing either they won't get thru it or are not anticipating many questions from directors.
I also note for BEX IV, the district is committing nearly $5M to Ballard High and $1.3M to West Seattle High, both for "building systems." And yet, both were built at nearly the same time (1999-2001.) Why does Ballard need so much more work. (See page 34.)
Page 40 starts the district's student enrollment projections. I am having a hard time figuring out this chart (probably me) but I'll ask.
Work Session: Capital Projects Semi-Annual Report, agenda (starts on page 53)
JSCEE from 6:00-7:00 pm
I have to smile because one slide shows Cedar Park as being "renovated." I think the kinder word would be "updated." As well, they took the time to try to make the portables "match the style of historica buildings." They still don't have bathrooms so what does it matter what the roof looks like?
Page 28 is interesting because, being a non-building, I don't know the term "detention vault" but apparently they have built a concrete on for Olympic Hills. Good luck, kids.
Page 30 talks about Thornton Creek Elementary. I'll have to ask BEX communications but this reference to "Old Decatur School" is puzzling. I know there's a Decatur building but I didn't know there was a school. As well, the presentation makes no reference to any building delays but I believe that is what was reported to the BEX Oversight Committee.
Page 51 says Bailey Batzert is getting modifications for Early Learning. I'll have to go back and check but I'm not sure that was on the original BEX IV (but they say the budget is coming from BTA III). Ditto on Kimball.
African American Male Scholars Initiative Community Meeting
Highpoint Neighborhood House from 6-7:30 pm
Thursday, April 28th
Work Group - Program Placement
JSCEE Board Conference room from 5:00-6:30 pm
Saturday, April 30th
Mayor's Education Summit
Garfield Community Center, 2323 E. Cherry St, starting at 9 am and ending at 3:30 pm. Lunch will be provided. RSVP Survey
Mayor Edward B. Murray's Education Summit builds on the City's existing partnership with Seattle Public Schools to address the disparity in educational opportunity and outcomes that disproportionately impact students of color and those from lower-income families. Community voices and local leaders will share what's working well in our schools, where more support is needed, and what strategies the City should support to help all students succeed in Seattle's schools.
After this event, the Education Summit Advisory Group, comprised of education and community advocates, educators, and business and philanthropic leaders, will help develop recommendations and action items about how the City can best align its resources and efforts around making education more equitable.I'll just note here that the Mayor did not initially invite the district into this effort. It wasn't until the Superintendent/Board called that the Superintendent and President Patu were put on the committee. As well, at least two City Council members say their offices were not invited to participate in this effort. Due to the number of Board member community meetings on Saturday, it will be interesting to see who else from SPS shows up.
District Community meetings
Director Geary - Montlake Library, 11:00 am-1:00 pm
Director Burke - Fremont Library from 4:00-5:30 pm
Sunday, May 1st
Director Peters community meeting - Magnolia Library from 1:00-3:00 pm