Monday, Oct. 3rd
Early Enrollment starts. See SPS website for details.
Tuesday, Oct. 4th
Intermediate Term Capacity Management community meeting from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Mercer Middle School, 1600 S. Columbian Way
Wednesday, Oct. 5th
Operations Committee mtg (meeting of the whole which I believe means the entire Board) from 4-5:30 p.m. No agenda available yet.
School Board meeting from 6-9 p.m.
Sign up to speak starting 8:00 am on Monday, 252-0040 Agenda.
This includes the (late) contract for NWEA for MAP testing. There is a torturously long explanation of why this is such a great thing which leads me to believe staff thinks there will be pushback from the public testimony. One thing I didn't know - all students new to the district have to take the fall MAP. Also, Mark Teoh told the C&I committee that the cost was going up by $20k but here it appears that it is $30k. It also says this:
Due to staff reductions, unfortunately this subscription agreement was delayed, therefore we are
bringing it forward now.
Mr. Boesche says this in a memo to Dr. Enfield:
Today it was discovered by REA staff that the 2011-12 contract renewal had not yet gone to the Board
for approval. Evidently the person who had handled this in the past was one of our central office
While this is a miscue on staff’s part in regard to our process for approval of contracts, I did commend
them for bringing this issue forward immediately with full disclosure. Part of the ‘lesson learned’ that I did with REA is to ask them to schedule a meeting in June to review all current contracts and to calendar any new, or renewals (including this contract), so that this can be avoided.
Is this 2011? Because I can't believe there is no master calendar for renewals of this sort. No "pop-ups" on computers signaling something like this needs to get done.
Full disclosure? We have to celebrate that people actually admit they erred? I'm sorry but no amount of staff reductions should be named as the reason for someone not doing their job and tracking deadlines for contracts and grants. And didn't people get raises because they had more work duties?
And they are waiting until JUNE to have a meeting to calendar new or renewals of contracts? I must be missing something.
There is also a "placeholder" intro/action for any TFA who may be "identified" by staff to be hired. The item will be removed if there are no candidates. I don't particularly like this done this way because (1) there should be a true emergency to do intro/action at the same time and (2) are they going to do this for every Board meeting on the off-chance they hire someone from TFA? I can only say that I have only rarely seen an item get introduced and left blank except for filling in a monetary figure.
Thursday, Oct. 6th
Intermediate Term Capacity Management community meeting from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Madison Middle School, 3429 45th Ave SW
Saturday, Oct. 8th
Carr - 8:30-10 am, Bethany Community Church, 8023 Green Lake Dr.
Smith-Blum - 10-11:30 am, Douglass Truth Library, 2300 E. Yesler Way
Sundquist - 11 am - 12:30 p.m., High Point Library, 3111 SW Raymond St.
Tuesday, Oct. 4th
Byrant Elementary PTSA Candidate Forum from 7-9 pm at 3311 NE 60th St.
Thursday, Oct. 8th
CPPS meeting for SE parents to discuss issues about their schools and their direction. Rainier Beach library at 10 am.