My thought exactly.
I had seen this on the district's calendar at the end of last week but thought it might be something internal. But no, it's this:
Seattle Public Schools will be hosting a two-part budget work session to provide budget background information and gather feedback from our community partners and stakeholders.
I certainly would have put this up sooner (and I think I did say months ago there would be some community meetings on the budget process but there was no available info.) Apparently, I'm not on their "community partners" list even though I probably have the widest reach of any group.Session One (District Budget Overview): Tuesday, August 23,, 2016 from 3pm-5pm at the John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence, 2445 3rd Avenue South
· The first session will provide an overview of the budget, including information about District revenues and expenditures, as well as an overview of the state funding formula and the allocation model that the District uses to allocate funding to schools.
But anyway, there is no notice about this at the home page of the district.
There is no description of this from the calendar page except for notifying people there might be a possible quorum of directors if more than four of them show up.
So the district wants parents and community to better understand the budget process but they don't put out any clear, real notification on the meetings? Not good.
Just a heads up, there's supposed to be another meeting in September but no details yet available.