May 18, 2022 – Regular Board Meeting

Agenda – FINAL Post
Regular Legislative Session
Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 4:15 p.m.

Board of Directors
2445 – 3rd Avenue South
Seattle, Washington 98134
206-252-0040

IMPORTANT NOTE: Public access to this meeting will be available both at the John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence and through remote access.

The meeting will be live streamed on SPSTV and broadcast on television on Comcast 26 (standard-def) and 319 (hi-def), Wave 26 (standard-def) and 695 (hi-def), and Century Link 8008 (standard-def) and 8508 (hi-def). To listen by phone, dial 206-800-4125 and use Conference ID 481 021 200#. This phone number and Conference ID will also be used by those who sign up to provide public testimony through the process described on the Agenda below.

All in-person attendees must adhere to any health and safety protocols communicated onsite. Please do not come to the John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms: fever (100.4 F); chills; cough; shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; fatigue; muscle or body aches; headache; recent loss of taste or smell; sore throat; congestion or runny nose; nausea or vomiting; or diarrhea.


I. Call to Order – 4:15 p.m.

  1. General Welcome Announcement to Audience
  2. Roll Call

II. Superintendent Comments 

III. Business Action Items

A. Consent Agenda

1. Minutes of the April 27, 2022 Board Special Meeting and May 4, 2022 Regular Board Meeting

2. Warrants Report – April 2022

The following warrants as audited and certified by the auditing officer, as required by RCW 42.24.08, are approved for payment:

FundPayment TypeAmount
 General Fund  *Payroll $746,499.10
 General Fund Vendor $19,227,347.64
Capital Project Fund Vendor $20,416,715.69
Associated Student Body Fund Vendor $155,642.28
Expendable Trust Fund Vendor $5000.00
Grand Total All $40,550,904.71

*Note – Payroll total reflects warrants issued to employees. It does not however, reflect cash transfer amounts in payment of employees’ Direct Deposit payroll.

3. Approval of Satterberg Foundation Elementary Feeder School Grant (SSC&I, April 26, for approval) Approval of this item would authorize the Superintendent to accept the Satterberg Foundation Elementary Feeder School Grant funds in the amount of $1,800,000.

4. Amend Yellow Wood Academy Contract for the 2021-22 School Year (SSC&I, April 26, for approval) Approval of this item would authorize the Superintendent to amend the contract with Yellow Wood Academy to a total amount of $1,045,360 for special education programming serving 18 students, as attached to the School Board Action Report, with any minor additions, deletions, and modifications deemed necessary by the Superintendent, and to take any necessary actions to implement the contract.

5. Amendment of School Board Policy No. 2413, Equivalency Credit for Career and Technical Education Courses (SSC&I, April 26, for approval) Approval of this item would amend School Board Policy No. 2413, Equivalency Credit for Career and Technical Education Courses, as attached to the Board Action Report.

6. Adoption of K-5 Math Instructional Materials (SSC&I, April 26, for approval) Approval of this item would approve the K-5 Math Adoption Committee’s recommendation to adopt enVision Math, published by Savvas Learning Company, for instructional materials for all grade K-5 Seattle Public Schools classrooms and authorize the Superintendent to purchase envision Math as the core instructional material for all grade K-5 Seattle Public Schools classrooms for an amount not to exceed $4,797,867, covering licensing for school years 2022-23 through 2030-31, and an amount not to exceed $3,434,595 for in-house professional development, coordination, and collaboration.

7. Distressed School Grant: Approval of Budget Transfer for the Leschi Elementary School Four Classroom Addition project (Ops, April 21, for approval) Approval of this item would approve the transfer in the amount of $500,000 from the BEX V Capital Levy Program Contingency to the Leschi Elementary School Four Classroom Addition project budget.

8. BTA III: Final Acceptance of Contract K5111 with Wayne’s Roofing, Inc., for the Olympic View Elementary School Select Roof Repair & Replacement project (Ops, April 21, for approval) Approval of this item would accept the work performed under Contract K5111with Wayne’s Roofing, Inc., for the Olympic View Elementary School Select Roof Repair & Replacement project as final.

9. BEX IV: Final Acceptance of Contract P5132 with CDK Construction Services, Inc., for the Whitman Middle School Seismic Improvement project (Ops, April 21, for approval) Approval of this item would accept the work performed under Contract P5132 with CDK Construction Services, Inc., for the Whitman Middle School Seismic Improvement project as final.

10. BEX IV: Final Acceptance of Contract P5161 with M.J. Takisaki, Inc. for the Roxhill Building Seismic Improvements project (Ops, April 21, for approval) Approval of this item would accept the work performed under Contract P5161 with M.J. Takisaki, Inc., for the Roxhill Building Seismic Improvements project as final. (Updated Since Introduction)

11. BEX IV: Final Acceptance of Contract P5168 with Premier Field Development for the Athletic Field Improvements at the Hazel Wolf K-8 School project (Ops, April 21, for approval) Approval of this item would accept the work performed under Contract P5168 with Premier Field Development for the Athletic Field Improvements at the Hazel Wolf K-8 School project as final.

12. BEX V: Final Acceptance of Contract P5169-BR with Buell Recreation for the BEX V Playground Projects at Gatewood & John Hay Elementary Schools (Ops, April 21, for approval) Approval of this item would accept the work performed under Contract P5169-BR with Buell Recreation for the BEX V Playground Projects at Gatewood and John Hay Elementary Schools as final.

13. BEX V Final Acceptance of Contract P5169-PNW with Northwest Playground Equipment, Inc. for the BEX V Playground Project at View Ridge Elementary School (Ops, April 21, for approval) Approval of this item would accept the work performed under Contract P5169-PNW with Northwest Playground Equipment, Inc., for the BEX V Playground Project at View Ridge Elementary School as final.

B. Items Removed from the Consent Agenda

IV. Board Committee Reports

V. Public Testimony – 5:00 p.m.

Members of the public who wish to address the board in person or by teleconference may sign up sign up for online or by calling (206) 252-0040, beginning Monday, May 16, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. The public testimony list will be posted Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Those who are placed on the posted public testimony list may provide their testimony by dialing 206-800-4125 and using Conference ID 481 021 200#. For information on how the public testimony list is created, please visit the Board’s website.

OrderNameTopic
1Kion EslamyLincoln High School
2Ava BenderRoosevelt High School’s Latin Program
3Shado LiechtyCleveland High School Principal Hiring
4Mia DoanCleveland High School Principal Hiring
5Rena MatejaCleveland High School Principal Hiring
6Mia DabneyCleveland High School Principal Hiring
7Dahlia KristjanssonCleveland High School Principal Hiring
8Nya SpiveyCleveland High School Principal Hiring
9Elias Kassbell times
10Zoe KylesonCleveland High School Principal Hiring
11Cameron PageCleveland High School Principal Hiring
12Alex TsimermanMinutes of the April 27, 2022 Board Special Meeting and May 4, 2022 Regular Board Meeting
13Chris JackinsK-5 Math Adoption; Minutes from the May 4 Regular Board Meeting; Interagency Academy School Closure Process; Not Demolishing Rainier Beach High School
14Barbara TrosperStudent Safety and Advanced Learning Services availability
15Mason BenderRoosevelt elimination of Foreign Language Options
16John PutzLatin Classes at Roosevelt High School
17Tracy Buckinghambusing
18AJ CalhounI will be testifying about giftedness.
19Mary Ellen RussellThe upcoming bus contract
20Andrew CooperBell times, equity, and SPS’s Strategic Plan to become an anti-racist educational system
21chevas garyschool leadership and staff voice in hiring practices
22Sebrena BurrCleveland High School Principal Hiring
23Laura Marie RiveraSPS parent addressing the inequities of the current HC program and identification
24Joe DonohoeCleveland High School Principal Hiring
25Liz HepnerCleveland High School Principal Hiring

Wait List

OrderNameTopic
1Trevon MitchellCleveland High School Principal Hiring
2Dana LouiCleveland High School Principal Hiring
3Jonah RiebeCleveland High School Principal Hiring & the reason why synchronizing bell times would be unfavorable for everyone
4Ariana Martinez-MoralesCleveland High School Principal Hiring
5Maryam AhmedCleveland High School Principal Hiring
6Jessie AlanI am a parent with 3 children who have attended SPS. I would like to give testimony about an incident that happened with my stepdaughter and First Schools when she was only 8 years old.
7Rita GreenPrincipal & Staff Assignments
8Amelie ValdesMental Health in SPS
9Andrew NguyenMental Health in SPS
10Tasin ChowdhuryMental Health in SPS
11John LeMental Health in SPS
12Kayla BuechlerMental Health in SPS
13Jennifer PritchardCleveland High School Principal Hiring
14Nayely ArguetaThe principal
15mid capraschool food being green
16Beverely goodmanremodeling Rainier Beach
17Amie Patao Cleveland High School Principal Hiring
18Alexis AwdziejczykFEEST x Student Mental Health

VI. Executive Session: To discuss with legal counsel representing the agency litigation or potential litigation to which the agency, the governing body, or a member acting in an official capacity is, or is likely to become, a party, when public knowledge regarding the discussion is likely to result in an adverse legal or financial consequence to the agency. RCW 42.30.110(1)(i). This session is scheduled for approximately 45 minutes.

VI. Board Comments

Comments will be limited to two minutes per Director

VII. Adjourn – 8:30 p.m.

Calendar Reminders

A complete list of upcoming Board meetings and Director community meetings can be found on the School Board calendar website. If you have any questions, please contact the School Board Office at 206-252-0040.