Is Seattle Public Schools ignoring the south end kids?
Is Seattle Public Schools too large? Two south Seattle legislators think so. Democratic Reps. Sharon Tomiko Santos and Eric Pettigrew are the main sponsors of a bill that would ban school districts from growing any larger than 35,000 students. That would effectively split Seattle’s school district, which has about 52,000 students. No other district in the state approaches that size.
Santos told Crosscut that the bill grew out of frustration that the south end wasn’t getting the same attention as the more affluent north end. Read that story here.
Kiro 7 News published a response from the district. District officials say a split would further polarize the district, create logistical headaches and cost taxpayers more.
I’d like to hear from south Seattle parents … do you feel ignored by the district? Is this a solution?