Seattle Public Schools Task Forces and Committees
In January 2015, the Washington State Board of Education approved a two-year waiver for Seattle Public Schools, delaying implementation of the state's new requirement that high school students earn 24 credits to graduate. Most district high schools offer a six-period school day. That means students with typical schedules may earn a maximum of 24 credits over four years. The 24-Credit Graduation Requirement Task Force will research and analyze options, and then make a recommendation regarding high school schedules, graduation policy and credit-hour requirements. More about the 24-Credit Graduation Requirement Task Force
Seattle Public Schools (SPS) created the African American Male Advisory Committee to address inequitable educational practices, disproportionality in education and in all aspects of its administration and the opportunity gaps that are negatively impacting our African American male students. More about African American Male Advisory Committee.
In response to the current and projected increased enrollment of Seattle Public Schools a task force is being formed to examine and prepare a set of recommendations to the superintendent for the purpose of being prepared for continued demands for future classroom space in our buildings at all levels. More about the Capacity Management Task Force
Seattle Public Schools created the Superintendent's Equity and Race Advisory Committee to address educational equity practices in our schools and central office. This committee is a commitment to transforming our current practices at a systemic level to eliminate disproportionality in education and in all aspects of its administration. These efforts require a long-term commitment from our advisers that includes both making recommendations and staying engaged as work progresses over time.
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The Seattle Public School's Highly Capable Services Advisory Committee (SPS-HCS-AC) is a group of volunteer parents and teachers charged to advise the District on behalf of identified Highly Capable Students; As well as serve as a two-way conduit of information between the District and APP community members. Read more about the Highly Capable Services Advisory Committee.
Seattle Public Schools in March 2016 initiated a process for addressing these challenges and others through the establishment of an International Schools / Dual Language Immersion Task Force. More about the International Schools and Dual Language Immersion Task Force.
Seattle Public Schools is initiating an adoption process for instructional materials to support reading in grades kindergarten through 5. The yearlong process will include two rounds, with a field test in between. The goal is to have materials selected and ready for use by the 2017-18 school year. Community members and families are invited to serve on our K-5 Reading Instructional Materials Adoption Committee. Read more about English Language Arts K-5 Adoption
The Preschool Program Task Force will prepare a report to the superintendent regarding the impacts, risks and benefits for sustaining and expanding the Seattle Preschool Program within Seattle Public Schools. The superintendent will use this report, along with other important data, to make recommendations to the School Board for potential changes in the 2017-18 school year. More about the Preschool Program Task Force
School-Family Partnership Advisory Committee
In the fall of 2004, the Seattle School Board unanimously adopted a policy and procedure that underscores the critical importance of family engagement in student success. This committee advises the Superintendent on the School-Family Partnerships Policy and Procedure (4129 and 4129SP) and the development and implementation of the School-Family Partnerships Plan.Read more about the School-Family Partnership Advisory Committee
Special Education Advisory and Advocacy Council
This volunteer committee was created in 2006 to advise Seattle Public Schools leadership and staff on issues of Special Education. The committee of up to 30 members will be comprised of students, parents/guardians/family members, community leaders, community based organization representatives and Seattle Public Schools staff.
Charge of the Special Education Advisory and Advocacy Council