Saturday, October 20, 2012

Let's start this conversation about BEX (again). Seattle Schools Community Forum

Seattle Schools Community Forum:

Let's start this conversation about BEX (again).  

I like the BEX staff that I know.  They are bright and hard-working.  A few of the very problematic people are gone and that is truly a good thing.  That said, I have never been confident in the choices that the BEX staff has made over the years.

Here are my problems with how BEX staff works. 

One, there never seems, despite their use of the word "scenarios", any real evidence that you see them saying "if A, then, B but what about this ripple to C".

 No school is an island and there are ramifications to all these choices and it's NOT just about capacity. 

It's about what happens down the road.  That there is little evidence of this thinking is troubling.

Two, we ALWAYS get to this point.  It's two weeks from when the Board HAS to vote for a list and it's