EARLY DISMISSAL DAY FOR SEATTLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Most schools are out two hours early; a few have made different plans, such as Chief Sealth High School, which has no classes today but does have parent/teacher conferences 1-8 pm.
SCHOOL BOARD TALKS ABOUT POSSIBLE SCHOOL CLOSURES: Seattle Public Schools‘ board members have a work session on “capacity management” 3-7 pm, followed by a voting session 8-10 pm. As part of that discussion, they are expected to take at least the first step toward another round of school closures, and since some schools in the north end are jampacked, it’s speculated that some West Seattle schools could wind up facing the ax. The work session is 3-7 pm, the “legislative session” 8-10 pm; agenda’s here, and the meetings are all at District HQ in Sodo.
PUBLIC SAFETY DOLLARS: Tonight at the “log cabin” building in White Center’s Steve Cox Memorial Park, King County Sheriff Sue Rahr, Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg, and other leaders will convene a town-hall meeting to talk about how the county budget deficit is likely to affect public safety. (We covered Sheriff Rahr’s early warnings about this at a SeaTac meeting last June.) Remember that cuts will affect city residents as well as unincorporated-area residents, because the county provides services for all in areas such as prosecution, public defense, courts, jails. The meeting’s at 7 pm; here’s a map to Steve Cox Park.