Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is convening an Education Summit on April 30th at Garfield High School to explore ways to address the opportunity gap and disparities in Seattle schools. Leading up to the Summit, the Mayor will host community conversations throughout March and April 2016 to open dialogue about ways to improve these efforts across the system. School health staff are encouraged to attend these conversations and engage in the dialogue. Learn more here and sign up to get regular updates about these efforts.
The City of Seattle Families and Education Levy is one major investment within the City aimed at narrowing the achievement gap and giving all students the opportunity to succeed academically and beyond. The Levy’s health investment, which provides the majority of funding for Seattle school-based health centers and provides funding to other school health programs as well, plays a large role in this effort. As such, school health staff are important stakeholders in this conversation.
Meetings will be held in community spaces throughout Seattle (find dates, times, and locations here). Meetings will also be held at Seattle high schools. Current dates include:
- Thursday, April 7 from 3:15-4:45 p.m. (Rainier Beach High School, room 102)
- Wednesday, April 20 from 6-8 p.m. (Nathan Hale High School commons)
More conversations will be added in the future so check the website for more information.