Sunday, December 03, 2017

Seattle Schools, Week of December 4-9

Of note from the district Communications:

Snow and Winter Weather Notification Information

Make sure your info is up-to-date so you don't miss a notice.

Tuesday, December 5th
Audit & Finance Committee (Quarterly Meeting), 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM at JSCEE. Agenda not yet available.

Special Education Northwest Regional Meeting from 6-7:30 pm at Ingraham High School.

Wednesday, December 6th
Regular Board meeting at JSCEE, starting at 4:15 pm.  Agenda
It's a relatively light agenda and that's probably good, given there are two new Board members.

Of interest on the agenda is the approval of the Transition Enrollment Plan for 2018-2019 with one amendment from Directors Burke and Harris.
This Board Action Report amends the Student Assignment Transition Plan for 2018-19 to delete assignment pathway changes scheduled for implementation in 2019-20 and combine them with high school boundary approval to be implemented in 2019-20. This will provide better clarity for families in their school enrollment planning.

The 2018-19 SATP for introduction to the Board includes provisions which are intended to take effect in the following year (2019-20) with a series of high school boundary adjustments. This has been identified as potentially confusing to families and students when they consider enrollment options. Also by setting the 2019-20 assignment guidelines in this BAR, staff would not be able to adjust both high school boundaries and pathways in a thoughtful and complementary manner. 

This amendment would essentially be a clerical change moving specific language from the 2018-19 SATP into a separate guiding document to be approved along with high school boundary adjustment.
Thursday, December 7th
Work Session: Superintendent Search Engagement Process from 2:30-4:00 pm (a very odd time for a Work Session but that could be because there is also a Work Session that afternoon) in the Board conference room at JSCEE.

Operations Committee meeting from 4:30-6:30.  No agenda yet available.

I note that the committee assignments have not been updated so I'm not sure where Mack and DeWolf will land.  I believe there will be a vote upcoming for a new Board president, vice-president and member-at-large.

There appear to be no more director community meetings on the calendar for this year.


Operations Report said...

According to the Operations Report, the Family and Education Levy is NOT paying for Family Support Workers:


Anonymous said...

Re: the Student Transition Assignment Plan, that's a good move IF they really consider it alongside the high school boundary discussion AND finalize the 2019/20 assignment plan then, too. So sometime early next year.

If, however, they decide to put it off for another year and just focus on the high school boundaries, that would be bad. That would mean letting capacity drive assignments and access to academic programming--which should be based on academic needs as the starting point.

It sounds like the board recognizes the interconnectedness and the need to handle both simultaneously, so I'm cautiously optimistic. It feels strange!

It's complicated

GLP said...

According to the calendar there are two more Director meetings this year:

District II Community Meeting - Director Burke
December 9th 1:00PM to 2:30PM
Fremont Library, 731 N 35th Street

District VI Community Meeting - Director Harris
December 23rd 3:00PM to 5:00PM
Delridge Branch Library, 5423 Delridge Way SW


Melissa Westbrook said...

GLP, they just got added and were not there when I wrote this thread on Sunday night.

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