Sunday, September 09, 2018

Seattle Schools, Week of September 10-15, 2018

From Saturday's SEA vote on a new contract (via SPS):
Seattle Education Association (SEA) members approved the educator contract. SEA represents the district’s educators, substitutes, paraprofessionals, instructional assistants and office professionals.
Among other things, it looks like it was about 10.5% across the board for all positions, more nurses and secondary counselors, and more race and equity teams.  The latter one confuses me because it's unclear to me what was stopping any school from creating a team.  I was told by one teacher that while this will bring more teams online to more schools, it also comes with little to no support from the district (for PD, etc.).

Monday, September 10th
First day of Kindergarten - good luck to parents and the newest SPS students!

Audit&Finance Committee, JSCEE, 4:30-6:30 pm.  Agenda
One item of interest; from the Alliance for Education, sub-grant for the Whole Child Whole Day Initiative

Facilities Task Force final meeting, JSCEE from 2-4 pm
FMPTF Conclusion; BEX V Capital Levy Update and Wrap-up
Naviance college/career overview meeting at Garfield from 5:30-6:30. (I'll just note here that this is an incredibly difficult time for almost any parent to get to a meeting.)

Tuesday, September 11th
Curriculum&Instruction Policy Committee, JSCEE, 4:30-6:30 pm.  Agenda

Superintendent Juneau Listening Tour, SPL Broadview Library, 2755 Greenwood Ave N from 5-7 pm.  (Please note this is Seattle Public Library, not Seattle Schools library.)

Wednesday, September 12th
Work Session on Boundaries, JSCEE, 4:30-6:00 pm. Agenda not yet available.

Naviance college/career overview meeting at Roosevelt from 5:30-6:30.

BEX/Operations Levies community meeting at Ingraham at 6:30 pm

Thursday, September 13th
Naviance college/career overview meeting at Ingraham from 5:30-6:30.

Executive Committee meeting from 3-5 pm at JSCEE.  Agenda.

BEX/Operations Levies community meeting at West Seattle High School at 6:30 pm.

Friday, September 14th
BEX/BTA Oversight Committee meeting from 8:30-10:30 am.  

Saturday, September 15th
Board retreat with Superintendent and senior staff, JSCEE, 9 am to 12:30 pm.  Agenda.


Anonymous said...

Racial Equity Team members get a stipend. So this is a budgetary cost that must be bargained for.

Jumping Juneau

Anonymous said...

Oh and didn’t Banda go on a listening tour as well? I don’t remember him turning out to be the next John Stanford. Let’s wait and see how she does.

Jumping Juneau

Anonymous said...

Here are the agenda and presentation for Wednesday’s work session on boundaries: link

Staff is going to recommend adding Cleveland as the SE language immersion pathway. This is a dumb idea.

Highly capable 8th grade students who are not currently in the cohort program will have the opportunity to enroll in their HCC pathway school for high school next fall.

Graham Hill will lose its Montessori option program and provide a Montessori-lite curriculum to all students next year. This will reduce out of area student enrollment so that will make staff happy.

Fairmount Parent