Petition update

Act Now for EEU Kindergarten! Join us at the next school board meeting on January 20th.

Fanny Yang
Seattle, WA, United States

Jan 16, 2016 — Update: The EEU leadership have met with SPS Special Education staff twice since the January 6 school board meeting; however, no resolutions have been reached. On Monday’s Special Education PTSA meeting, Wyeth Jessee (Executive Director of Special Education) and Michaela Clancy (Director of Special Education) announced that there will NOT be a resolution before Open Enrollment; neither the school board nor the EEU had agreed to or been informed of that statement prior to the public announcement. This unilateral proclamation subverts the school board’s directive to find a solution and demonstrates SPS administration’s lack of genuine commitment to engage in problem-solving rather than finger-pointing.

We thank our community for the overwhelming support in this fight for inclusive education, and we’re calling on you to help ignite the next phase. Here’s how:

Attend January 20 school board meeting. We will be protesting outside the JSCEE starting at 4pm before joining the school board meeting during public testimony. We want to thank the school board for their support of EEU kindergarten and alert them to the fact that SPS administration has undermined their intentions. If you would like to provide public testimony, please contact Fanny Yang at timesmasquerades@gmail.com, Jordan Taitingfong at Jordan.taitingfong@gmail.com, or Erin Greager at bryce12@gmail.com. We would be happy to help with the process.
JSCEE: 2445 3rd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134

Attend school board members’ community meetings. We encourage everyone to attend the community meetings and share their stories about why inclusion matters for them and what EEU kindergarten represents for their children and families.

Jill Geary: Saturday, Jan. 16, 11am-1pm, Montlake library (2401 24th Ave E, 98112)
Leslie Harris: Saturday, Jan. 16, 3-4:30pm, Southwest library (9010 35th Ave SW, 98126)
Stephan Blanford: Saturday, Jan. 23, 10-11:30am, Douglass-Truth library (2300 E Yesler Way, 98122)

Contact your legislators. Call, send letters, or email your legislators to demand that SPS produce a viable solution to continue funding EEU kindergarten. To find the legislators in your district:
Go to http://app.leg.wa.gov/DistrictFinder/
Type in your address
Click on the name of the Representative or Senator to get their phone number
You can also click on “Email” to send an email via the website

Join our Facebook group: All In for Big K. Get updates and event information, and connect with others passionate about EEU kindergarten and inclusive education.

Thank you all for your continued support.
#inclusionmatters


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