3701 S.W. 104th Street * Seattle, WA 98146
Phone (206) 933-5350 / Fax (206) 933-5351
January 25, 2001
I want to welcome Jim Johnston to the Arbor Heights staff. Mr. Johnston
has been substituting in Rooms 17 and 23. We are very happy to have him
as a part of the staff.
Please be reminded that Monday, January 29th is the day between
semesters. There will be no classes.
Seattle residents will vote on the school levies on February 6th. Here
is some of the information concerning the EPO (Educational Programs and
Operations levy), Proposition 2. This is a renewal of an existing tax.
This levy represents more than 22% of the districts general budget.
This levy pays for smaller class sizes, Kindergarten programs and
transportation among other programs.
What we could lose is this levy does not pass:
Sixth period for high school students
Class sizes for elementary students could reach 30+
Significant music, art and athletic program changes
In addition, the Building Excellence II Levy (Proposition 1), will pay
for renovation or new construction in seventeen Seattle school
facilities. BEXII is a continuation of BEXI approved by voters in 1995.
A number of our schools have students in portables, some have no
cafeterias/auditoriums. Other facilities need to be upgraded to meet
district standards for classroom and gym size. Please take a moment to
review the current conditions and project descriptions for BEXII
Finally, by state law, validation of school levies follows the 60/40
rule. A levy will be approved if the measures receive a super majority
vote of 60 percent. In addition at least 40 percent of the total number
of voters who cast a vote in the November 2000 election must note on
February 6th in order to validate the school levy vote.
Absentee ballots have already started to be distributed.
Please make sure your voice is heard.
Barry S. Dorsey
Child Nutrition Services has opportunities for parents, friends and
family who wish to be involved with children and help provide students
with a nutritious meal and at the same time earn some extra money.
Hours vary depending on the school, but as a rule will be from three to
five hours per day at the time that students are in school. An on call
substitute is paid at a rate of $7.77 per hour. There is also the
opportunity to bid on assigned positions as they become available. Call
Child Nutrition Service at 252-0675 for more information or an
application can be picked up at the Logistic Center at 4141 – 4th Avenue