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June 6, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Susan Enfield celebrated at her last Seattle School Board meeting

Tears flowed this afternoon as Seattle school officials publicly praised Susan Enfield at her last Seattle School Board meeting as interim superintendent. Enfield, who will start as the chief of the Highline School District on July 1, is taking unused vacation time that is moving up her departure date to within the next week or so. In an unexpected…

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Comments | More in Education | Topics: Betty Patu, Harium Martin-Morris, Michael DeBell

June 6, 2012 at 5:16 PM

Susan Enfield elected to Student Press Law Center board

The departing interim leader of Seattle schools has been elected to a leadership position at a national group focused on promoting press freedom in schools. Susan Enfield, who will start as Highline School District superintendent July 1, last week earned a three-year-term on the 15-member board of directors of the Washington, D.C.-based Student Press Law Center. The selection comes…

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Comments | More in Education | Topics: censorship, high school newspapers, Mark Stodder

May 24, 2012 at 4:26 PM

New principal named at school where investigation took place

Lafayette Elementary School learned the name of its next principal today, continuing what has been a busy week for the West Seattle school. Shauna Heath, a West Seattle resident who currently leads Sunrise Elementary in Kent, will take the reins of Lafayette on July 1. Heath started her career as a special-education teacher in Washington state, but…

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Comments | More in Education | Topics: Jo Lute-Ervin, Seattle Public Schools, Shauna Heath

May 16, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Seattle School Board approves contract for new superintendent

Seattle finally has a new schools superintendent. The School Board tonight formally made José Banda its next leader, unanimously approving a three-year contract for him to become the school district’s fifth superintendent in the past decade. Banda flew in for the vote. “I am just honored and humbled by this selection and by being given this great honor…

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Comments | More in Education, General news | Topics: Jose Banda, Maria Goodloe-Johnson, Michael DeBell

May 15, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Seattle schools send layoff notices to 45 employees

Twenty-eight Seattle public school teachers and 17 other school district employees received layoff notifications last week as part of an attempt to cut $20 million out of next school year’s budget. The notices mean the employees may lose their job next school year, but they could also be rehired. State law requires school districts to tell…

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Comments | More in Education | Topics: budget cuts, layoffs, Michael DeBell

May 15, 2012 at 10:29 AM

New Seattle superintendent’s contract calls for $270,000 salary

New Seattle Superintendent Jose Banda would make $270,000 per year, according to a contract to be voted on tomorrow night by the School Board. The three-year pact also includes an annuity of $22,000 and a $700 monthly allowance for vehicle expenses, in addition to other benefits. The $270,000 base salary, $6,000 more than what former Superintendent Maria…

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Comments | More in Education | Topics: John Diaz, Jose Banda, Mike McGinn

April 27, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Familiar face to oversee transition to new Seattle schools chief

Seattle Public Schools has tapped a familiar face to oversee the transition to its next superintendent. Bob Boesche, who temporarily stepped in as the district’s chief financial officer after last year’s financial scandal, will serve as interim deputy superintendent this summer. “Bob has provided our district with leadership and integrity,” Interim Superintendent Susan Enfield announced in an…

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Comments | More in Education | Topics: Bob Boesche, Cathy Thompson, Noel Treat

April 27, 2012 at 10:26 AM

More turnover for Seattle schools: Top academic officer leaving

Cathy Thompson, a longtime Seattle school administrator currently serving as the district’s top academic officer, announced this morning she is taking a position at the University of Washington. Thompson announced the move in an all-staff email. Her last day will be May 24. The move caps a week of change for Seattle Public Schools, the largest district…

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Comments | More in Education | Topics: Cathy Thompson, Noel Treat, Sandra Husk

April 24, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Superintendent finalist Jose Banda’s plan: Stabilize district, avoid big changes

Schools finalist Jose Banda spoke with the media Tuesday April 24, 2012 at the school district's headquarters in Seattle. (Photo by Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times) The first of three finalists for superintendent of Seattle’s public-school district, in town for final interviews, said at a news conference this morning that his top…

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Comments | More in Education | Topics: Jose L. Banda, Sandra L. Husk, Seattle Public Schools

April 23, 2012 at 1:43 PM

Seattle schools deputy superintendent to become Mercer Island deputy city manager

Noel Treat Noel Treat, the deputy superintendent of Seattle Public Schools, announced this afternoon he is leaving the school district to become the deputy city manager of Mercer Island. Treat, who served as the right hand man for departing Interim Superintendent Susan Enfield, made the announcement in an email to staff. His last day will…

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Comments | More in Education | Topics: Noel Treat, Seattle Public Schools, Susan Enfield

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