Community & Parents for Public Schools of Seattle

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May, 2010 

You Had A Lot to Say...
Superintendent Survey Results

Thank you to the over 650 respondents to our quick Superintendent survey;  We have tabulated the results, analyzed them, and identified headlines in a letter to School Board Directors.  Major findings include:

  • The Superintendent is viewed as weakest when it comes to community engagement.
  • The Superintendent is perceived as strongest at using "Excellence for All" to make decisions, but even those ratings are negative overall.
  • Overall satisfaction with the Superintendent is low amongst respondents.
  • Feedback on the Superintendent was consistent across the city (with 37 zip codes across Seattle represented).
  • Anonymous responses were more negative, but non-anonymous responses were still solidly negative.
To read the letter and full report (including more than 300 individual comments), link to the Superintendent Survey.

For those of you who haven't yet voiced your opinion, the survey is now closed, but it's not too late to share your thoughts with the School Board.  Call or email and indicate that you have feedback on the Superintendent.  Your voice is important!

CPPS and parents throughout the city want nothing less than to see our Superintendent succeed at providing excellence for all - not just our own children, but all Seattle's children for the future of our city. 

And note the date change -- CPPS is moving its Annual Meeting to Tuesday, June 1st, 6:30pm , at John Stanford International School Cafeteria -- 4057 5th Ave. NE

Mark your calendars!

What's Ahead -- Dates to Note
Don't Miss these Opportunities to Share Your Voice!

Monday, May 24 7:00 - 8:30 PM, Asian Counseling and Referral Service -- 3639 MLK Jr. Way S.

CPPS is helping to co-sponsor Stand for Children's Empowering Educators: Success for All Students community discussion event regarding "new approaches to evaluation and compensation and how it can work in our schools."  For more information and to RSVP, link to

Stand for Children

Thursday, May 27 6:30-8:00 PM
, Seattle Public Schools

The SPS Department of Technology is seeking community input on our ability to provide current and future classroom IT services. We are seeking volunteers to participate in a workshop.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Kobie Hatcher  for meeting information.

Tuesday, June 1, 6:30 PM, John Stanford International School -- 4057 5th Ave. NE -- CPPS Annual Meeting
Elect our new board members, learn about advocacy opportunities and let us know "What Parents Want" in Seattle schools!
Through forums, study groups, newsletter communications and more, CPPS brings parents and community members together to discuss issues, get informed, engage, advocate and lead for excellent public education in Seattle.  

We need your participation.  Contact us for more info:

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