On Monday, January 16, many of us honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by participating in marches, service days at schools, and advocacy in Olympia for the full funding of education. In his message to families and community, Superintendent Nyland reaffirms the district's commitment to realizing the dream of Dr. King.
An open letter to the Washington State Legislature from Members of the Seattle Public Schools African-American Male Advisory Committee
We call on the Washington State Legislature to fulfill the citizens’ responsibility to the children of our state by performing its paramount, court-ordered duty of amply funding public education in Washington state.
The Seattle Public Schools Admissions Office is pleased to host the second annual Option School Choice Fair at Cleveland STEM High School on Sat., Jan. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Representatives from all of our option schools and Advanced Learning, Nutrition Services, Transportation, Enrollment Planning, many other departments will be present to answer your questions!
In his January 12, letter to families, Superintendent Nyland shares an update about the School Board's consensus of how to address $63.1 million of the district’s budget deficit. Initial reductions brought the $74.2 million dollar shortfall down to $44 million and included use of our reserve fund and other non-staff related reductions. The Board has approved a $4 million dollar reduction of central office. This is 5.3 percent of the central budget, larger than the school based reductions. These cuts will be determined in consultation with the School Board. Over the next few weeks, we will address the remaining $11.1 million dollar gap in order to start next school year with a balanced budget, which is required by state law.
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