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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Seattle Schools This Week

Monday, June 25th
Curriculum & Instruction Policy Committee Mtg. - 4-6 p.m.  Agenda
This should be a jam-packed meeting as well as one fraught with varying agendas.  They will be discussing the Program Placement policy which guides what new programs get created, where they are placed and who nominates/decides.  It seems like staff is making noises about "community input" but that's not where the action is. 

Also on the agenda for policies; nutrition, "ensuring educational equity", student discipline, advanced learning.  There will also be discussion of the partnership agreement for the Families and Education Levy and the Creative Approach Schools Board oversight process.  

Wednesday, June 27th
Public Hearing on the Budget from 4-5 p.m.
This is a legal requirement of the district for any citizen who wants to weigh in on the budget for 2012-13.  Note that you sign up right before the hearing and they only have the hearing as long as there are speakers.  There are normally 1-3 so I would get there right at the start because they do not have to stay on until 5 p.m.
Accountability Audit Exit Conference 5-6 p.m.
I'm not completely sure about this one but I believe it is about how the district is fulfilling its promises in making changes/corrections to previous accountability findings.

Thursday, June 28th
Executive Session about a complaint against a public employee (closed to the public) - 4-5 p.m.
Executive Committee of the Whole Meeting.  5:10-6:30 p.m.
 Agenda not available.

Reminder: Director Betty Patu event at 7 p.m. at Pravda Events Center.  Info at virtuouschg@msn.com or 425-891-6705.

Saturday, June 30th
Deadline for 8th grade College Bound Scholarship applications
Community meeting - Director Patu from 10am - noon at Caffe Vita, 5028 Wilson Avenue S.

Keep in mind, July is the down month for both district and Board with few meetings happening. 

There is a Board meeting on Tuesday, July 3rd (because of the July 4th holiday on the regular first Wednesday of each month meeting date).  I note there is also a public hearing on the ASB fund  before the Board meeting which also is a budget item that legally must seek public input. 

This Board meeting will be the first one for Superintendent Banda in his official role. 

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