Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Two year stability for north elementary APP

Melissa Westbrook reports:
For the 2012-13 school year, the District will:

Separate the two Lowell schools. The Lincoln site will now be “APP at Lincoln,” much like our other programs housed at interim sites, such as K-5 STEM at Boren. This means that Rina Geoghagan and Gregory King will no longer be co-principals, but instead serve as principals of their own buildings. The two schools will also have a separate budget structure.

Keep APP at Lincoln for the next two school years. Given our capacity issues in the north end of Seattle, we will house the program at Lincoln for the next two years. This gives District staff time to continue working on the larger picture of program placement and capacity.
Good news, I think. What do you think?


Anonymous said...

It's Melissa WestBROOK.
--APP in ALO

Greg Linden said...

Fixed the typo, thanks.

Anonymous said...

It is good news that we are a separate school now but why only 2 years and not until 2017? BEX IV had APP staying in Lincoln until Wilson Pacific is ready. I hope they don't split us up after the 2 years at Lincoln.

APP Lincoln Parent

Anonymous said...

BEX4 is just a projection at the moment; they can't commit to keeping us at Lincoln for 5 more years until they know if BEX4 passes. If it fails, there will be a lot of students without viable space, not just us.

This is a minimal commitment they can make to give themselves some time to plan for a variety of contingencies. (Note: I have yet to see SPS actually do any planning for any contingency yet, but I suppose there could always be a first time...!)