Meetings for Week of April 25-29, 2011

Back to school, kids.

Curriculum and Instruction Policy Committee meeting from 4-6 p.m.  The agenda includes:
  • SEA tentative agreement on calendar (this may be about the shortened Mid-Winter break)
  • textual materials adoption for high school science, social studies, middle school LA and elementary music
  • anti-harassment policy and procedure
  • promotion/retention policies
  • homework policies
  • credit/retrieval/summer opportunities
Latino College Night, a workshop to prepare students for college, 6-8:30 p.m., Rainier Beach High School.  Dinner is provided.  Workshop topics include: high school graduation requirements vs. college entrance requirements; post-secondary options; and funding post-secondary education.

Two School Board Work Sessions
4-5:30 p.m. - Budget
7-7:30 p.m. - Governance Policies


Anonymous said…
Hopefully someone in the know can clarify this: according to the APP AC meeting notes, Garfield will not be offering Biology next year.

The reason given was the high school science alignment - students will not take Biology until 10th grade (so incoming 9th graders won't take it), and rising 10th graders will have already taken it in 9th grade.

I'm finding this news troubling and hope that I'm just misunderstanding the meeting notes.

A comprehensive high school not offering Biology??

Anonymous said…
And along the lines of class availability, Hamilton may not be able to offer all 6th graders the option to take language and their preliminary solution is to reduce the requirement to two years of language rather than three. This is the new Hamilton International Middle School.

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