Parents from the Northwest Center Kids preschool, who are upset over having to find a new home, plan to rally today at a Seattle School Board meeting. They want the district to “stop the clock” on its plans to take back the former North Queen Anne Elementary building on First Avenue West, which the Northwest Center has leased since…More
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The Lake Washington School District picked up some votes for its $755 million bond issue on the second day of counting ballots in the Feb. 11 special election. The percentage of yes votes crept up from just under 57 percent to just over 57 percent, but it was still short of the 60 percent it needs…More
Voters in Bellevue were showing their support Tuesday night for a $450 million school construction bond that was passing with almost 72 percent of the vote in first-day returns. In the Lake Washington school district, however, a $755 million bond issue was falling short of the required 60 percent, reaching about 57 percent in the initial count of More
The Seattle School Board Wednesday night streamlined the bus schedule for next year so that buses will arrive at schools at one of three times in the morning. The board approved the changes as part of a one-year plan that will trim about $3 million in transportation costs. Buses will arrive at most high schools and middle…More
Seattle Public Schools superintendent Jose Banda notified the district’s principals Tuesday afternoon that it will be up to them to decide whether to grant excused absences for students who attend the Seahawks victory parade on Wednesday.
Banda wrote in an email:
I want you to have the flexibility to do what you feel is best for your school community. Under state regulation, you do have the discretion to decide if students who miss school tomorrow for the parade will be considered unexcused or excused. I will support your decision.
Seattle Public Schools won’t close for the Seahawks victory parade on Wednesday, according to the district, which released a statement late Monday afternoon from superintendent José Banda: Parents who wish to take their students out of school can, but per state regulation, it will be treated as an unexcused absence. While we support the team,…More
Seattle will be home to one of the state’s first charter schools, First Place Scholars, which was approved this morning by the state commission charged with making the selections. The First Place nonprofit organization, which has long served homeless children as a private school, is among 19 applicants under consideration today by the More
First-grade teacher Crystalyn Burke’s students kicked their 12th Kid spirit into high gear with a Super Bowl video they made last week, set to Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York.” In the video, made with music teacher Melyssa Stone, kids race onto the playground, waving the “Super Bound” front page of The Seattle Times. They show their love for Seahawks…More
Since 1982, the Northwest Center’s child development program has leased the former North Queen Anne Elementary School from the Seattle school district. The district closed the school on First Avenue West in 1981 because of low enrollment, but now wants the building back to house a program that helps children who are home schooled. The Northwest…More
Potential operators of Washington’s first charter schools can expect some tough questions from members of the Seattle teacher’s union at a public forum Monday evening at South Seattle Community College. Seattle Education Association president Jonathan Knapp said in a news release Monday that dozens of Seattle teachers and educators are expected to participate. Knapp also reiterated the union’s…More