Dear Seattle Schools: So THIS Is Why People Throw Chairs at Board Meetings
THIS is another clear cut example of why parents, educators, unions, advocates and students are fed up with the Seattle School Board.
The District has had a few rounds of school closures these past few years- a process which often divides communities and creates tension and a helluva lot of resentment.
But the District has always maintained that due to slumping enrollment and severe budget woes, closures- though painful- have all been necessary.
To successfully implement its new enrollment plan, however, 5 schools will be re-opened.
After having it beat into our skulls that the District doesn’t have the financial resources it needs, bla, bla, bla, they’re going to open FIVE buildings- only after substantial renovations are made- to the tune of more than 30 million dollars.
Who pays for this? Why, the voters of course. Funds for work on the buildings are to come from next year’s levy.
We haven’t even discussed the assignment plan yet. Read about it here.