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Why are all the Shadle Park classes on different platforms. This is ridiculous. I work full time and now I'm supposed to track down log in information for 5 different classes? Please please please, figure out a way to make this a better process. One of my son's teachers gave 20 different assignments. This is beyond my capability in a time of huge stress and change and upheaval. Please talk to your educators. Help our kids by being consistent for heavens sake.
I would like to know what the expectation should be of teachers during this closure
My son who is a a Junior at LC in many AP classes has only had one teacher with any plan or communication. I am very frustrated but realize I don’t know what is expected of these educators so let’s start there
My daughter goes to Browne elementary school and attends the before and after school Express program. We paid for the entire month of March, but now that school is closed to students we are having to pay someone else for that same child care. My question is whether we will get that money back and if so how soon? Also, if not; why not as we are paying for a program that we have no way of using and would be just losing that money. Please let me know at the e-mail provided above and thank you for the assistance! Rick Seidel
I'm deeply concerned by the decisions that Spokane Public Schools has made with respect to controlling Coronavirus outbreak. At this point it is beyond asinine to proceed as if no confirmed cases exist in Spokane when so few tests have been administered. Each day schools are open, transmission multiplies among students and faculty, putting the entire community at greater risk. WHO suggests that the incubation period could be up to 14 days. Waiting for a confirmed positive test to take action WILL COST LIVES. When will the district take decisive action to prevent further harm?
Will Spokane Public Schools be issuing a statement on their stance on SB 5395 the Comprehensive Sex Education Bill? Mead, Central Valley, and several other districts have issued statements, or letters to Jay Inslee, to address the publics concerns over this bill. Will there be any communication from SPS on this topic, and how possible protests and walk-outs will be addressed?
What is the districts stance on the new curriculum being passed my Olympia regarding SB5395? There has been little to no communication from the district to parents regarding this, and these laws are being passed in the middle of the night, trying to keep parents out of this. Will this be on the agenda for the board meeting Wednesday 3/11/2020? If so, what information will be provided, and can the board draft a letter to be sent to the State as Mead School District is doing to appose this as it is overstepping parents rights, values etc.?
I want to choice my daughter into Westview Elementary school. We are currently in the balboa district but I desperately want her to go to Westview instead. I have applied online and listed Westview as my first choice, but they do not know if the district will allow them to open up for choice this year. When will we know if that decision has been made and is there anything I can do to influence it? Can I appeal to anyone or submit any other type of request that would influence the decision? Thank you!!
Teachers, custodians and students have told me there is no hand sanitizer available for staff and students. This is contrary to what your web page indicates on the COVID-19 page. It is expensive and custodians have told me they stopped refilling the dispensers 4-5 years ago. I know many elementary teachers who buy their own pump sanitizers for their classroom. Is it possible to get this product back in the building during this event, if it is still available.
Why are you allowing freeman high school to double as a church?, I thought there was a separation between religion and state. My tax paying dollars support freeman school district, and your allowing a tax exempt orginazition to benefit from mine, and other tax payers money. Maybe I do not support the type of religion that is being held at a building that I support with my tax paying dollars. Please provide me an answer, as to why your allowing a tax exempt church to benefit from tax dollars. My concern will be brought to city hall on a formal complaint, if you cannot provide me with a legitimate answer.
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Who could I discuss the effectiveness and clarity of the school zone photo enforced signage at the Monroe St southbound location. The concern is the bus stop prior to the signs prevents drivers from seeing signs if buses or box vans are in that lane. The clarity of the signs is somewhat obscured by the alignment of the camera mounting pole and the school zone/ photo enforced sign 60 feet north of the flashing lights/ 20 mph speed limit sign.
My proposal would be to place a school zone ahead, or speed reduction, or better yet a flashing school zone sign that would be synced with the other flashing lights between Wellesley and the bus stop sitting area. Please let me know who I can speak with regarding this matter. Thank you, Michael Meyers
Why do you allow kids to keep buying breakfast and lunch when there is no money in the account ? Because of this he often "forgets" his cold lunch from home and I end up with a negative balance that I didn't budget for. I thought they were supposed to get a less expensive brown bag option if there is no money in the account.