2 big meetings tomorrow night: School assignments; Viaduct/Tunnel

Quick reminder before Tuesday gets here: Two big one-of-a-kind meetings are scheduled in West Seattle tomorrow night. At West Seattle High School, 6:30 pm tomorrow, the next phase of the Seattle Public Schools student-assignment plan transition is up for discussion, particularly potential tweaks to how it’s affecting local schools and students – this Power Point presentation updated by the district last week includes some of what’s under discussion for West Seattle, including:

*Realign feeder patterns

*Grandfather non-attendance area students at Denny on to Chief Sealth, and non-attendance area students at Madison on to West Seattle

*Ensure more than 10% Open Choice seats at both Chief Sealth and West Seattle

*Establish a “West Seattle Preference” so Open Choice seats go first to students in West Seattle

*Make Gatewood, West Seattle Elementary, and Sanislo dual feed with transportation

*Add ALO at Lafayette to meet needs of students who can’t get into Lafayette Spectrum

*Institute multi-year waiting lists for Spectrum

*Monitor enrollment balance for future consideration of additional school bus transportation for MS grades

Meantime, the Viaduct/Tunnel meeting is at Madison Middle School, 6-8 pm tomorrow, open-house style so you can drop in any time. In addition to obtaining information about the newly released Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement focusing on the tunnel’s potential effects, you can also officially comment – either by talking to a court reporter who’ll transcribe your comment for the record, or by typing into a computer that’ll be on site (if you have had trouble commenting some other way).

4 Replies to "2 big meetings tomorrow night: School assignments; Viaduct/Tunnel"

  • ws November 15, 2010 (10:13 pm)

    *Make Gatewood, West Seattle Elementary, and Sanislo dual feed with transportation

    How can this be equitable? A change like this would basically shut us in the “far north” out of the International school and IB programs at Denny/Sealth. Why should these three schools get special priority to go wherever they want when nobody else does?

    Students throughout West Seattle should get priority to West Seattle schools. It’s logical, it’s “green”, it makes sense.

  • teach for west sea November 16, 2010 (5:48 am)

    that is the west seattle preference and more than 10% open seats are intended to address.

  • teach for west sea November 16, 2010 (5:50 am)

    sorry, left out the ‘what’ in the above post.

  • C November 16, 2010 (9:37 am)

    What is ALO?

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