Save the Date

Save the Date:  Upcoming SPS Community Meetings

Seattle Public Schools is holding upcoming community meetings on Boundary Changes, Levies, and Bell Times.  Please mark your calendar for the following meetings to attend an event near you.

Informational Community Meetings on Boundary and Student Assignment Plan Updates for 2016-17

Each fall, Seattle Public Schools holds community meetings to share information and answer questions about the changes for the following year. Three community meetings are scheduled in October to discuss the changes to school boundaries and the student assignment plan for the 2016-17 school year. These changes are not for the current school year.

The boundary changes being implemented next year are all in West Seattle near Arbor Heights Elementary, which will open in a new building in fall 2016. Boundary and geo-zone changes for the other schools opening in 2016 have already been adjusted.

Additionally, the district is proposing minor revisions to the Student Assignment Plan to streamline and clarify questions that have been raised over the past several years. Revisions include elimination of the distance tiebreaker and other conflicting statements. Once adopted, this will be the final implementation of the Student Assignment Plan.   At the meetings, staff members will present information, ask for comments and answer questions. All meetings are 6:30 P.M. – 7:15 P.M.

When Where Interpreters provided
Thursday, Oct. 1 Thornton Creek K-5@Decatur lunchroom

7711 43rd Ave NE

Chinese, Spanish,
Monday, Oct. 5 Schmitz Park Elementary lunchroom

5000 SW Spokane St

Spanish, Somali, Vietnamese
Tuesday, Oct. 6 Meany Building lunchroom

301 21st Avenue E.

Chinese, Spanish, Somali, Vietnamese

 

Levies 2016 Community Meetings

SPS is hosting five community meetings to share information about our upcoming Operations Levy and our Buildings, Technology, Academics/Athletics IV (BTA IV) Capital Levy which will be submitted to Seattle voters in February 2016. Staff members will present information, ask for comments and answer questions. The Operations Levy renews every three years, represents nearly 25% of the District’s annual general fund budget and supports basic educational programs not fully funded by the state. The Buildings, Technology and Academics IV (BTA IV) Capital Levy renews every six years and funds many small renovations and major maintenance projects, as well as technology, academic and athletic initiatives at our school buildings. Staff members will present information, ask for comments and answer questions. All meetings are 6:30 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.

Date and time 

                     Location Interpreters provided
Monday, September 28 West Seattle High School lunchroom

3000 California Avenue SW

Spanish, Somali, Vietnamese
Tuesday, September 29 Roosevelt High School lunchroom

1410 NE 66th Street

Chinese, Spanish
Wednesday, September 30 Bailey Gatzert Elementary School lunchroom, 1301 East Yesler Way Spanish, Somali, Vietnamese, Chinese

 

Community meetings on the Bell Time Analysis

Seattle Public Schools is hosting five community meetings September 29 to October 5 to share information about the Superintendent’s Final Draft Recommendation on Bell Time Changes.  Staff members will present information, answer questions and collect feedback.

At each meeting, the Superintendent’s Final Draft Recommendation will be presented to attendees, after which questions will be taken and feedback collected.  All meetings are 6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.

When Where Interpreters provided (subject to change due to availability of interpreters)
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 Chief Sealth International Library

(2600 Southwest Thistle Street)

Spanish, Somali, Vietnamese
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 Ingraham High School Lunchroom

(1819 North 135th Street)

Chinese, Spanish
Thursday, October 1, 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Lunchroom

(6725 45th South)

Tagalog, Chinese, Somali, Spanish, Vietnamese
Friday, October 2, 2015 Washington Middle School Library

(2101 South Jackson Street)

Spanish, Somali, Vietnamese, Chinese
Monday, October 5, 2015 Jane Addams Middle School

(11051 34th Avenue Northeast)

Chinese, Spanish

Visit:http://sps.ss8.sharpschool.com/cms/One.aspx?portalId=627&pageId=16309&objectId.2071=16326&contextId.2071=16325 for a full schedule of community meetings.  If you have an ASL request, please contact Sam Markert atarrivaltimes@seattleschools.org