Thursday, April 5, 2012

Seattle Schools Community Forum: Talking to Your Child without a Parent Present

Seattle Schools Community Forum: Talking to Your Child without a Parent Present:


Talking to Your Child without a Parent Present

When I attended a DeBell community meeting a couple of months back, there were some very unhappy McClure parents.  They had numerous issues but one was that two of their students had been pulled out of class - for different reasons relating to higher level behavior issues - and questioned by administrators.  One of the fathers was upset that neither he nor his wife had been contacted about the questioning.

(By higher level behavior issues, I mean things like fighting, drugs found, etc.)

The father said something to the effect of "well, if it had been the police I would have been notified."  That stuck with me and I finally got around to checking.

The policy in question that answers this issue is D78.00 School-Police Relations (it is to be reviewed as part of 

Board Votes to add Extra Days to School Year

From SPS:

The Seattle School Board on Wednesday decided to extend the school year by two days to make up for January’s inclement weather.

The last day of school will be Friday, June 22. Seattle students lost three days of school in January because of severe winter weather conditions. One day was made up on Jan. 27.

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