Wednesday, May 23, 2018

HCS Advisory Committee Update

"Reminder the newest ALTF (Advanced Learning Task Force) application deadline is on noon on this Thursday, May 24, 2018.

Please complete the following brief application form for consideration to this task force:

The superintendent of Seattle Public Schools will establish an Advanced Learning Task Force (ALTF) to review and make recommendations to the Superintendent and School Board related to the policies, procedures, and practices of advanced learning programs and highly capable services. This task force will support the district’s work on equitable access to advanced learning as directed in School Board Resolution No. 2017/18-10.

Applicants will be notified by email, if possible, or by phone no later than Friday, June 8, 2018


The final meeting of the HCS AC this year will take place:
June 5, 2018 - Madison Middle School, Library"

Note: Committees have not had a great track record in the district and this one is being run by a staff with particular agendas on behalf  of a deeply divided board. That all said, while I can't spare the time myself it would be really great to have strong parent advocates on this task force.


Anonymous said...

ouch. too bad ben. yes please apply. unless you think hcs doesn't need any rigor for. which is what has been proven to be michael tolley's desired result.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps worth a separate thread:

The final scheduled HCSAC meeting for this school year will be this Tuesday 6/5/2018 from 6:30-8:00 at Madison Middle School. This will be the final all volunteer meeting with Stephen Martin (AL Chairman) taking over as Chairman of the Committee as it will be rolled into a district committee with Superintendent oversight. I personally would have rather seen the Committee stay separate.

The agenda for this meeting includes:

Approval of May meeting minutes
Review and approval of the new HCSAC Charge
Discussion of recruitment for staff and parent positions for SY 2018-19
Discussion of election of officers
Update on the Advanced Learning Task Force (ALTF)
Farewell to departing members
Other items TBD