A birdie tells me that a meeting was hurriedly called at Seattle Public Schools headquarters Friday morning to address a suddenly pressing issue. I wonder if it had anything to do with this?
From: Mike Rosenberger
Sent: Thursday, June 08, 2006 5:26 PM
To: Gary Ikeda, Seattle Schools
Subject: Public Disclosure Act Request
Dear Mr. Ikeda:
Pursuant to the Public Disclosure Act, please produce the following hard copy and electronic documents, including email:
1. All documents since January 1, 2006, relating to moving the Secondary Bilingual Orientation Center (SBOC) from its current location, including all documents mentioning potential locations.
2. All documents since January 1, 2005, relating to or discussing the potential closure of Graham Hill Elementary School.
If you withhold any documents based upon any exception to the PDA, please identify the documents with sufficient specificity to allow court review of such action.
Thank you for your attention to this request.
We have asked district officials point blank as to when they started discussing Graham Hill as a new home for the SBOC, and nobody will give us a straight answer, even though we have heard from people at the SBOC that our building was offered weeks before the CAC’s preliminary recommendation.
It would have been nice if the district had just been honest and upfront with us from the start so that we knew exactly what we were fighting. But we’ll get to the bottom of this one way or another.