Sanislo Elementary is holding their 2nd Annual Garage Sale this Saturday from 10:00 am-2:00pm in front of the school (1812 SW Myrtle, Seattle Wa 98106).
If you have any items you would like to donate please drop them off that morning or contact me so I can schedule a time to pick up. You can also hold your own sale along side our sale if you would like! David Flores Cell- 5035508684 Call or Text
The PTA is working hard at trying to raise funds for after school programs for next year. If you have not already heard the bell times will be changing dramatically. This years start time is 9:30 and ends at 3:40. Next years start time is 7:55 and ending at 2:05. We realize that this might become a inconvenience for some parents so hopefully with fundraisers like this we will be able to provide after school programs with little to no cost!
Thanks for your support.No board director community meetings tomorrow.
Seattle Schools Communications lost its head, Jacque Coe, and now spokesperson Stacy Howard is leaving. I wonder who I get to talk to now.
So the Mayor says we are having a homeless crisis, need more cops and get free space for its pre-K programs in SPS buildings (plus the program uses building resources without paying) and yet they spent over $850K for the opening of the the two new light rail stations. Oh.
From the New York Times:
The Obama administration is planning to issue a sweeping directive telling every public school district in the country to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms that match their gender identity.
I'll ask SPS for a statement today.A letter to school districts will go out Friday, adding to a highly charged debate over transgender rights in the middle of the administration’s legal fight with North Carolina over the issue. The declaration — signed by Justice and Education department officials — will describe what schools should do to ensure that none of their students are discriminated against.It does not have the force of law, but it contains an implicit threat: Schools that do not abide by the Obama administration’s interpretation of the law could face lawsuits or a loss of federal aid.
I attended the Audit&Finance committee meeting yesterday and it was a bit of a sober affair. HR head Dr. Clover Codd carefully walked the committee thru the payment to subs for an item that had been negotiated in the CBA but then done via a settlement signed off by only one person at SPS.
The members of the committee - Chair Sue Peters and Directors Blanford and Harris - all voted for an investigation by the Board into how this happened. There were several steps that should have happened that didn't before these payments were to be made. The most important one would have been the sign-off by the Board.
The alarm was raised only AFTER payments of nearly $600K had gone out. (The committee was told that to get the money back would take individual lawsuits against each teacher. Not going to happen. But, the final $105,000 payment has now been frozen.)
Superintendent Nyland was in agreement on the investigation. It was stated that hard drives have been frozen and employees instructed to aid in the investigation.
What's on your mind?