Mar 012016

Yay or nay?

sps hqSchool board directors are set to vote on anti-charter school resolution:

RESOLVED, that the Seattle School Board of Directors (1) requests that the Legislature focus on its paramount duty to amply fund K-12 educational needs first as mandated by the McCleary decision; (2) opposes charter schools and charter school legislation; and (3) disapproves of the establishment of Alternative Learning Experience (ALE) status for former charter schools when operated by non-resident school districts.

Of interest from the introduction agenda:

(Directors will hear about these items, but vote on them at a later meeting)

  • Use of isolation and restraints on students – proposed policy change
  • Preschool agreement – authorizes district to accept a city grant  to continue operations of 3 preschool classrooms and expand to 3-4 additional classrooms. Schools affected: Bailey Gatzert, Van Asselt, Original Van Asselt, Arbor Heights, Boren K-7 STEM, Highland Park, Thornton Creek
  • PTA/PTSA grants for instructional assistants at international schools (McDonald and John Stanford)
  • Various contracts for maintenance or construction, funded by the Building Excellence (BEX) or the Building, Technology and Athletics (BTA) levies. Schools affected: Magnolia Elementary; Franklin High School, Ballard High School, Roosevelt High School, Hughes Elementary, Eckstein Middle School, Lincoln High School, Wing Luke Elementary, John Muir Elementary, McGilvra Elementary, Meany Middle School






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 March 1, 2016  Posted by on March 1, 2016 Parent Line

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