District and Seattle Council PTSA Budget Gap Meetings
You are invited to attend a community meeting focused on next year’s projected budget gap. The district’s budget office will be presenting the current budget challenges and soliciting feedback. Seattle Council PTSA leadership will be sharing information on how to get involved.
Unless the Legislature takes action to address school funding, the district has a projected deficit of $74 million for the 2017-18 school year. We don’t anticipate, based on the Legislature’s past practice that they will pass an approved budget until June 2017 and this will be highly disruptive for our schools, staff and students.
The district will need to plan for the worst-case scenario in order to perform essential school and department planning for the 2017-18 school year. Your feedback is important as the district makes decisions. You can find additional information regarding the projected gap on the budget webpage.
To learn more, please plan to attend one of the Seattle Council PTSA hosted budget meetings.
Meeting Dates and Locations
- Tues., Dec. 13, 6:30-8 p.m., Ballard High School (interpretation in Somali and Spanish will be available)
- Thurs., Dec. 15, 6:30 - 8 p.m., South Shore PreK-8 (interpretation in Chinese, Somali, Spanish, and Vietnamese will be available)
- Tues., Jan. 3, 6:30 - 8 p.m., Franklin High School (interpretation in Chinese, Somali, Spanish, and Vietnamese will be available)
Thank you to the SCPTSA for hosting these important meetings.