Tuesday, April 4, 2023 – Regular Board Meeting
Agenda Final Post 4/4/23
Regular Legislative Session
Tuesday, April 4, 2023, 4:15 p.m.
This meeting is on a Tuesday—See modifications to the testimony signup timeline below.
Board of Directors
2445 – 3rd Avenue South
Seattle, Washington 98134
Seattle Public Schools
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 579 074 810#. 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.
- General Welcome Announcement to Audience
- Roll Call
II. Superintendent Comments
III. School Board Student Member Comments
IV. Board Comments
V. Public Testimony – 4:30 p.m.
Per Board Procedure 1430BP, Audience Participation, when regular Board meetings are held on days other than Wednesdays, the typical timeline for public testimony sign-ups and the filling of testimony slots may be adjusted by the School Board Office accordingly. The revised timeline is as follows:
Members of the public who wish to address the board in person or by teleconference may sign up online or by calling 206-252-0040, beginning Friday, March 31, 2023 at 8:00 a.m. The public testimony list will be posted Monday, April 3, 2023. Those who are placed on the posted public testimony list may provide their testimony by dialing 206-800-4125 and using Conference ID 579 074 810#. For information on how the public testimony list is created, please visit the Board’s website.
Corrected Testimony List (4/4/23 at 3:00 PM) – The initially posted list has been revised to correct a technical issue. All speakers originally listed on testimony list will be called to provide testimony and additional spots have been added to include speakers inadvertently omitted from the original ordered list.
|1||Luke McNally Crain||WMS Band program|
|2||Charlotte Morrison Wong||The Budget Cuts For The Music Program|
|3||Parker Collins||Personnel issue/loss of band program at Washington Middle School|
|4||Jo Chick||We will be speaking on behalf of Washington Middle Schools Music program.|
|5||Theodore Rivard||I’d like to share why the music program at Washington Middle School is important to me, my family, and our community.|
|6||Silas Collins||Music program at Washington Middle School|
|7||Tejal Armes||WMS Music and Band|
|8||Owen N. Heffter||Washington Middle School Band Program|
|9||Dov Samuel Trupin||Budget cuts|
|10||Oliver Condit||cuts to Washington Middle School band program|
|11||Jonah Perry||Music Program at Washington Middle School|
|12||Zachary Cannon||budget cuts to Washington band program|
|13||Vivienne Thomas Kennedy||The WMS music program|
|14||Sula Yogi-Adams||Washington Middle School Music Program|
|15||Miranda Reskusich-White||Budget Cuts, particularly effecting music, at Washington Middle School|
|16||Veronica Briggs||What Washington Middle School Music Means to Me|
|17||Sadira G. Reali||Why the music and band program and it’s teacher Mr. Sundt, is important to WMS student lives, the central district community, and the cultural wealth of the school.|
|18||Brendan Sullivan||Band program at Washington Middle School|
|19||Lillian Collet||Online Filipinx American History Course|
|20||Sinead Payne||Filipino American US History class, ethnic studies|
|21||Marlot Van Ly||Washington Middle School Music Program|
|22||Anvita Chandra||Save Music at Washington Middle School|
|23||Saire Williams||Music at Washington middle|
|24||Nora Ignacio||Jazz Band and WMS music program|
|25||Chris Jackins||March 8 minutes; budget transfer to Lincoln project; City Parks Department contract; Memorial Stadium; Alki/John Rogers/Montlake|
|26*||Tillie Wakefield||Concord Elementary Enrollment Concerns|
|27*||Ann McNally||WMS Band program|
|28*||Scott Crain||WMS Band program|
|29*||Sharon Khosla||Cuts at WMS and the important legacy of JAZZ at this shcool|
|30*||Robin Schwartz||Concord Intl Elementary’s special needs as area attendance school with dual language curriculum and English only track|
|31*||Maria Monroe-DeVita||cuts to Washington Middle School’s music program|
|33*||Lindsey Gilbert||Set-aside spots for enrollment to preserve Concord International dual language|
|34*||greg rudolf||WA Middle School Music Program|
|35*||Michelle Benetua||Concord Elementary School|
|1||Nicolas Morin||Concord Elementary|
|2||Robin Maxwell||Concord Elementary|
|4||Patricia Gray||WMS Band Teacher – budget cuts|
|5||Patrisha Visaya||Save Filipinx History|
|6||Nica Sy||Filipinx curriculum|
|7||Kalyssa Eversman||Low Income Housing Institute – New Hope Family Housing Project|
|8||Alyjana Fellores||The dropping of the Filipino-American History Course|
|9||Tianna Andresen||Filipinx American US History|
|10||Ryan Liam||Filipino-American history|
|11||Alyjana Fellores||Filipino-American History Course Defense|
|12||Nuria Ruiz||washington school music program|
|13||Velma Veloria||SAVE Filipino American History|
|14||Marissa||Filipinx American Studies|
|15||Theo Hazlewood||WMS staffing cuts|
|16||Chantel Hazlewood||Programatic cuts/TAF changes at WMS|
|17||Jacob Dominic Fellores Orquia||the cutting of the Filipinx American history course|
|18||Rebecca Bear||Concord Elementary School Funding|
|19||Carla Holmes and other parents from Ingraham High School||Safety Audit at Ingraham High School|
|20||Mel Spiker||Restraint and Isolation|
|21||Kristi De Vadder||Support of (and gratitude for) Seattle Public Schools’ Proposals for the WSSDA Legislative Positions|
|22||Linet M. Bravo||Save Filipinx American Studies|
|23||Elisa Ridley||WMS Music Program losing 1.0 FTE|
|24||Christie Robertson||self-contained classrooms|
|25||Ayler E. Adkins||Monthly Budget Status Report|
|26||Tula Kurashige||Filipinx History and Liberatory Studies|
|27||Kenny Phan||Preserving Filipinx Studies, Black Studies, Native American Literature Composition, LGBTQ+ Literature Composition, Women of Color Literature, Kiswahili, Asian American Literature Composition, and Somali Heritage Language courses at SPS.|
|28||Ryan Liam||Onlinr Filipino-American History Course|
|29||Erin Eaton||Staff reduction|
|30||Mariah Iris Ramo||Filipinx American US History|
|31||Shauna Stephanie||Process for Alki Elementary school rebuild and community concerns about size of school|
|32||Thomas Abalahin||Filipinx American US History|
|33||Isabella Du Graf||Washington Music Program|
VI. Business Action Items
A. Consent Agenda
Required Approvals (Introduction & Action)
- Minutes of the March 8, 2023 Board Special Meeting, March 11, 2023 Board Special Meeting (Materials updated 3/31/23), and March 15, 2023 Regular Board Meeting
- Personnel Report
- Approval of Amendment to Gersh Academy Services Contract 2022-2023 Approval of this item would authorize the Superintendent to amend the contract with Gersh Academy, in the additional amount of $776,510, for a revised total contract amount of $1,421,960, for private placement of fewer than ten students who require therapeutic day services and programming, with any minor additions, deletions, and modifications deemed necessary by the Superintendent, and to take any necessary actions to implement this contract. Immediate action is in the best interest of the district. (Materials updated 3/31/23)
- Seattle Public Schools (SPS) Personal Services Contracts (PSC) for the City of Seattle’s Parks & Recreation (SPR) Department Approval of this item would authorize the Superintendent to execute the contract with City of Seattle’s Parks & Recreation Department for the purpose of providing Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise (FEPP) Levy funded or other funding source activities in selected elementary, K-8, middle and high schools, with any minor additions, deletions and modifications deemed necessary by the Superintendent, and to take any necessary actions to implement the contract. Immediate action is in the best interest of the district.
- BEX V: Approval of Budget Transfer Exceeding $500,000 for the Lincoln High School Phase 2 project Approval of this item would approve a budget transfer in the amount of $1,820,083 from the BEX V Capital Levy Program Contingency to the Lincoln High School Phase 2 – Seismic Improvements project. Immediate action is in the best interest of the district.
- Distressed School Grant / BTA IV: Final Acceptance of Construction Contract K5107, Bid No. B02206, to Bayley Construction, LP, for the Cedar Park Elementary School Restroom Addition project Approval of this item would accept the work performed under Contract K5107 with Bayley Construction, LP, for the Cedar Park Elementary School Restroom Addition project as final. Immediate action is in the best interest of the district
- BEX IV/BTA IV/BEX V: Final Acceptance of Contract P5138 with Bayley Construction, LP for the Wedgwood Elementary School Upgrades project Approval of this item would accept the work performed under Contract P5138 with Bayley Construction, LP for the Wedgwood Elementary School Upgrades project as final. Immediate action is in the best interest of the district.
B. Items Removed from the Consent Agenda
C. Action Items
- Approval of OSPI School Waiver Applications Requesting a Waiver from the 180-Day School Year Requirement for Emergency School Closures Approval of this item would approve the Superintendent’s school emergency closure applications to OSPI, which request permission for Seattle Public Schools (SPS) to not make up two missed school days at Ingraham High School Nov. 9-10, 2022; and one missed school day at Nathan Hale High, Robert Eagle Staff Middle, Cascadia Elementary, and Wedgwood Elementary schools on Nov. 30, 2022; at Wedgwood Elementary School on Dec. 1, 2022; at Rainier Beach High School on Dec. 14, 2022; at Cleveland High School on Jan. 10, 2023; and at Catharine Blaine K-8 on Feb. 13, 2023. Immediate action is in the best interest of the district. (Introduction & Action)
- Approval of the 2021 – 2024 Collective Bargaining between Seattle School District No. 1 and International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, AFL-CIO Lodge No. 160, Local No. 289 Approval of this item would approve the 2021 – 2024 Collective Bargaining Agreement between Seattle School District No. 1 and Machinists Local 289 and authorize the Superintendent, on behalf of the Board of Directors, to execute the agreement in the form 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 terms of this agreement and immediate action is in the best interest of the district. (Introduction & Action)
D. Introduction Items
- Approval of Seattle Public Schools’ Proposals for the Washington State School Directors Association Legislative Positions Approval of this Board Action Report would approve the Board’s sponsorship of four proposed WSSDA positions. The proposed positions relate to existing WSSDA positions on Board Development, At-Risk Children, an Comprehensive School Safety, and a new position on Physical Crisis Intervention. (Materials updated 3/31/23)
- Amendment of Board Policy Nos. 3231, Student Records; 3510, Associated Student Bodies; 3520, Student Fees, Charges, Fines, Restitution and Damage Deposits; 6800, Safety Operations and Maintenance of School Property; and Board Procedure 3520BP, Student Fees, Charges, Fines, Restitution, and Damage Deposits; and Repeal of Board Policy No. 3233, Fees for Copies of Student Records. Approval of this item would amend Board Policy Nos. 3231, Student Records; 3510, Associated Student Bodies; 3520, Student Fees, Charges, Fines, Restitution and Damage Deposits (renamed Student Fees, Fines, or Charges); and 6800, Safety Operations and Maintenance of School Property, and Board Procedure 3520BP, Student Fees, Charges, Fines, Restitution, and Damage Deposits Procedure (renamed Student Fees, Fines, or Charges), as attached to the Board Action Report. I further move that the School Board repeal Board Policy No. 3233, Fees for Copies of Student Records. (Materials updated 4/3/23)
VII: Board Self-Evaluation
VIII. Informational Items
- Monthly Budget Status Report
- Board Director Questions and Staff Responses for April 4, 2023 Regular Board Meeting (Materials Updated 3/31/23)
IX. Adjourn – 8:30 p.m.
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