Every School a Quality School
I'm just going to post an email I received from Fionnuala O'Sullivan of South East Seattle for Excellent Education because it requires no introduction or explanation from me.
Ms Carr and your fellow Board Members:
With all due respect... but is that alarm bells I hear ringing?
As a reminder, here is the question that we at SES4EE (South East Seattle for Excellent Education) have posed to Supt Goodloe Johnson, CAO Dr Enfield, School Board members since Jan 20th, 2010
-please define a "Quality" school and the accompanying objective measurements of that definition as per the Strategic Plan Vision 2008 which states as a goal that
2. Every school is a high quality school
Here is the response emailed to us on Feb 28th by Sherry Carr, School Board Member:
"I have spoken with Dr. Enfield on this topic. In response to the meetings that you have had with her previously, she and her team are developing the definition of a quality school. Those materials will be available within the coming week."
And so, just to clarify:
The District has been working on implementing this part of the Strategic Plan since 2008 WITHOUT A DEFINITION AND WITHOUT ANY ACCOMPANYING MEASUREMENT.
How have you been doing this?
I ask that you meet with SE community members for a frank discussion as to how you see the NSAP playing out in SE Seattle.
I hope you will take the time to listen and understand why we continue to push for clear, comprehensive plans as to how each school in SE Seattle is/will be improved.
We expect every child to be offered an excellent education in SE Seattle Public Schools.
We expect the Superintendent, Chief Academic Officer and School Board Members to be accountable to every child in Seattle, including SE Seattle.