Thursday, March 19, 2009

Spectrum at Arbor Heights Elementary?

The West Seattle Blog gave a great recap of the School Board Meeting last night. According to the West Seattle Blog,

West Seattle board rep Steve Sundquist is asking why the district did not respond to a community request to offer the Spectrum gifted-education program in a West Seattle elementary school (Arbor Heights has been suggested - right now West Seattle’s only official elementary Spectrum program is at Lafayette in the north end); the staff response was that the closure process caused some bumps in the feedback process, and that explanations of the denial will be forthcoming “now that everything is final.”

If anyone has more information regarding this, feel free to post the information on SaveArborHeights.com or add comments to this posting.

It would be great to have a south cluster Spectrum Program. Arbor Heights would be a great school to house this program! Perhaps a new thing to rally for?

3 comments:

Mary Kenny said...

The proposed school assignment plan states 'Spectrum will be available at one or more attendance area elementary schools in each middle school attendance (service) area.' If the new assignment plan continues the north/south clusters in West Seattle a Spectrum program would need to be placed at a South Cluster school. Sounds like a good time to start petitioning for Arbor Hts as a good fit for the Spectrum program.

Tracy @ WSB said...

I'm in transit at the moment and can't get the exact link but if you graze the always-great saveseattleschools.blogspot.com, Charlie Mas has written there about making the formal suggestion/proposal for Spectrum @ AH, and not hearing back ...

Mark Ahlness said...

Yes Tracy, Charlie has brought this up more than once. He first mentioned it here. - Mark