Denny-Sealth vote tomorrow: CSHS student protest

Within the past half-hour, as promised, several dozen Chief Sealth High School students walked out in protest of the proposal to build a new Denny Middle School on their campus. They walked up Thistle and past Denny, as shown in the clip above. We watched the walkout from their Sealth departure and it appeared orderly; according to an e-mail sent to the CSHS staff by principal John Boyd, any student who missed a class will be marked for an unexcused absence in that class. ADDED 4 PM: Another angle from our video, as the protesters walked uphill on Thistle toward Denny:

3 Replies to "Denny-Sealth vote tomorrow: CSHS student protest"

  • Trick February 26, 2008 (1:54 pm)

    That explains the rally at Freedom Church.
    Was wondering why so many unmarked cars we’re
    passing through the Roxbury 35th area.

  • westello February 26, 2008 (2:37 pm)

    It’s interesting because I was just talking to a prosecutor in the juvenile division about getting a police officer back at our high school (Roosevelt) and I mentioned that Denny and Sealth were to be combined. Her words?

    “Why in the world would they do that?

    I explained, as best I could why the district wants to do this, and she said it is not overblown, in her experience with juveniles, to worry about the mixing of the grade levels. She said there are issues about robbery, sexual assault as well as drugs/alcohol.

    She said it was just one more thing to have on her radar.

  • Dan Dempsey February 26, 2008 (4:48 pm)

    Great Question from above:
    “Why in the world would they do that?”
    Do you suppose we will ever know?
    It certainly could not be that it is because this makes sense for teachers, parents, families, and students.
    It certainly could not be that the SPS thinks this will create a more orderly less chaotic environment.
    Maybe it is so the Superintendent and facilities can show they can do anything no matter what. When the voters guide, the ballot, and common sense indicate that option two is fraudulent and ill advised, that is the only explanation I have to offer.
    Perhaps someone else can come up with a view of the entire project that indicates this is a great plan. If so please post it here.

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