Now that the school district has set its Sealth-Denny community meeting for Monday 2/4 (flyer), the Westwood Neighborhood Council has moved its previously planned forum from 2/5 to 2/12 (the night before the School Board considers whatever becomes the district’s recommended option). Here’s the official news release just sent out by WNC president Steve Fischer:
The Westwood Neighborhood Council has announced plans to sponsor a five-person panel discussion designed to provide information about the Seattle Public School Districtâ€™s controversial decision to combine Sealth High School and Denny Middle School. The event will take place on February 12, at 7 PM in the Sealth High School Commons located at 2600 SW Thistle Street in the Westwood neighborhood of West Seattle.
The Council is organizing a moderated discussion among five panelists about the School Districtâ€™s decision to combine the two schools (options 1 and 2) or retain two separate schools (option 3). Key discussion will address academic and social needs of middle- and high-school students, and will include questions from audience members.
Enrique Cerna, Director of Production for KCTS TV Channel 9 will moderate a diverse panel of qualified people, including Seattle School Board Member Steve Sundquist, who
will answer questions from the public about this proposed project.
â€œThe Council has held meetings on other topics recently. In each case, parents and other community members said they wanted information about the Denny-Sealth project. We want to provide a forum for people to ask questions and get information,â€ said Steve Fischer, president of the Westwood Neighborhood Council. â€œWe are striving to present an un-biased format that allows a range of opinions. People in the community have very strong feelings about this issue.â€
The Seattle School District Board of Directors has announced plans to discuss the project at their February 13 meeting and vote on it at their February 27 meeting.
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