Advocacy

Anti-gun violence

March for Our Lives-Seattle, Saturday, March 24th 10 a.m.

Like many fellow parents and staff, we share a common concern for school safety to protect the children, staff and families of our Cascadia community. Following up on the momentum of the school walkout, there is the opportunity to attend the March for Our Lives-Seattle this Saturday, March 24 at 10 a.m. to demand that the lives and safety of our families become a priority and that we end the epidemic of mass school shootings.

If interested, please connect with other Cascadia families on the Facebook page. Other schools are organizing groups to march together. The walk begins at 10 a.m. at Cal Anderson Park where the march begins and will ultimately end in Seattle Center. Please bring your signs and wear orange. Lyft is offering free rides to those attending the march.
In addition, a resolution has been created by the Seattle PTSA that was presented and approved by the Cascadia PTA Executive board last week that reflects the national and local PTA advocacy positions. We, along with many other schools in Seattle, sent our resolution to local, state and federal legislators to advocate for safer schools. Please see the resolution here.


Upcoming community meetings (School board, Superintendent search)
Attend any of these upcoming meetings to voice concerns to School Board members directly.

Wednesday, March 21st, starting at 4:15 p.m.
School Board Meeting
2445 – 3rd Avenue South
Seattle, Washington 98134
206-252-0040

Saturday, March 24th

9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Director Betty Patu, District IV
Ranconteur
5041 Wilson Avenue S

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Director Rick Burke, District II
Greenwood Public Library
8016 Greenwood Ave. N.

3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Director Scott Pinkham, District I
Northgate Branch Library
10548 5th Ave NE

Thursday, March 29th

5 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
Public Forum for Superintendent Finalist
Auditorium, JSCEE
2445 – 3rd Avenue South
Seattle, Washington 98134
206-252-0040

Saturday, March 31st

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Director Eden Mack, District IV
Magnolia Public Library
2801 34th Ave W


SPS Levies Feedback

Seattle Public Schools requests input and feedback on two levies that will be submitted to Seattle voters in February 2019. The Operations Levy, a renewal of the expiring Operations Levy, provides approximately 20 percent of the district’s general fund annual budget and supports educational programs not fully funded by the state.

The Building Excellence V (BEX V) Capital Levy, a renewal of the expiring BEX IV Capital Levy, includes projects to improve safety and security needs, add space to meet growing enrollment, replace or repair school buildings and systems and fund major preventive maintenance throughout the district.

District staff members will present information, collect input and feedback, and answer questions. Interpreters are available by request.

All meetings are 6:30-8:15 p.m.

Comments and questions are welcome:


New High School Science Alignment Information

Seattle Public Schools is making significant changes to the science curriculum for high school students starting with the 2018-19 school year. If it moves forward as proposed, it will influence the ability to take AP science coursework, impact the IB program and eliminate special programs like Ballard’s biotech academy. Please read here for more information.

If you would like to get involved with advocacy surrounding the science curriculum, please contact Tia Keenan tmkeenan at uwalumni.com with any questions and to be added to their Google group for more information.