学校提供咨询

The 学校提供咨询 (SSA) analyzes and studies a variety of data, information and research to develop a recommendation for a comprehensive K-5 and 6-8 school supplies policy that reduces the amount of money and time that parents spend purchasing items for school.

顾问的责任

For a number of years, school supply lists have continued to expand in quantity and specificity. Nationally parents can expect to pay on average $196 to fill an elementary student’s backpack with the requested items; $327 for a middle school student. Recent reports in the local media (Seattle Times, KUOW) indicate a similar expectation in our state.

 In the last two years we have seen a slow-down and in some cases a reversal in this trend locally. Districts have recognized that the cost of school supplies, while inconvenient and challenging for all families, is not equally distributed across their schools; the burden is felt more significantly for students in poverty. Districts have also recognized that asking families to purchase more supplies increases the burden on teachers who often “make up the difference” for those who cannot provide the necessities on the list.  

 Last year 云顶 elementary schools significantly reduced the number of items they requested from parents, and developed a uniform list that all 20 schools published. Further work needs to be done this year to streamline the list, further reduce costs for our families, and communicate the policy and its implications to staff, 家长和社区.  

 会议时间安排

  • Second Thursday of the month: October, November, 12月ember and January 2017
  • Draft recommendation to 家长会 Council, teachers and administrators by Feb. 1
  • Final Recommendation to 学校董事会 by March 14
  • School supplies policy and list published on 云顶 website by May 1

咨询会员

Background and experience that will be helpful for the SSA include, but are not limited to:

  • Willingness to contribute positively to discussions and recommendations
  • Global perspective on the range of needs of elementary and middle school students and their families
  • Ability to absorb complex data or issues and objectively prioritize within a wide array of needs
  • Effective listening skills and openness for all perspectives
  • Ability to compromise and build consensus

组成的咨询

  • 4家长代表
  • 3教师
  • 1办公室经理
  • 2 school administrators (1 elementary, 1 junior high)
  • 1 district employee with budget experience
  • Assistant 负责人 of Elementary Education 

Application 时间轴 for 社区 会员

应用程序开放:9月. 2016年10月26日. 6, 2016

Selection and appointment of community members: Oct. 7, 2016

云顶国际官网

大卫•惠灵顿
West Region Assistant 负责人

dwellington@czjqmm.com