Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Regarding School Closure and Consolidation

On Wed, May 17 at 5:30, at the administration center on 3rd and Lander, the advisory committee will be releasing their first round of suggested closures. We encourage Arbor Heights parents to show, for the first hour, and hold up signs in support of Arbor Heights.

MAY MEETING SCHEDULE CHANGES
Regarding School Closure and Consolidation
The Community Advisory Committee (CAC) on School Facilities and Programs announced an updated schedule for the second round of Town Hall meetings to discuss school consolidation and closure.

"The discussion on school consolidation and closure is extremely important,"
said co-chairs Ken Alhadeff and Mona Bailey. "The community has been very helpful in providing input to the CAC. In order to thoughtfully consider the full range of community comments, the CAC has decided to deliberate for an additional week before presenting preliminary recommendations to the community."

The CAC heard a tremendous amount of feedback from the community during the Town Hall meetings held in April. More than 650 parents, teachers, and interested community members participated, contributed comments and shared their ideas.

The next five Town Hall meetings in May will provide additional opportunities for the community to give input on specific recommendations before the CAC makes its final recommendations to the Superintendent. Their recommendations will affect school closures and consolidations for the 2007-08 school year.

The previous meeting dates on May 11, May 13 (morning and afternoon), May 15 and May 17 have been cancelled.

The new May meeting dates are:
Saturday, May 20
3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Madison Middle School
Commons area
3429 - 45th Ave. SW

Monday, May 22
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Aki Kurose Middle School
Cafeteria
3928 South Graham Street

Tuesday, May 23
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Meany Middle School
Cafeteria
301 - 21st Ave. East

Wednesday, May 24
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Hamilton International Middle School
Cafeteria
1610 North 41st Street

Thursday, May 25 for the bilingual community
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Aki Kurose Middle School
Cafeteria
3928 South Graham Street

The committee will submit its recommendations to Superintendent Raj Manhas on May 30. Based on the committee’s proposal, the Superintendent will develop his official preliminary closure recommendations. The School Board will take final action on the proposal at the end of July. More information can be found at www.seattleschools.org or call the hotline at 206-252-0600. If you cannot attend the Town Hall meetings, but would like to comment, please email cac@seattleschools.org or write Mail Stop 11-010, PO Box 34165, Seattle, WA 98124-1165.

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