Amy King wrote -
Alki Elementary families and community have learned that Seattle Public Schools is going to cut 1.5 teaching positions from the school with only a few days' notice. This was not the fault of Alki's administration or families, yet our students will pay the price if we don't act now!
Please help us retain these teachers by contributing to our fundraising efforts. The deadline for donations is MONDAY, OCTOBER 12. Thank you for your support!
We need to raise $140,000 total; that's $337.35 per student. Donations are tax deductible as they will go via the Alki PTA. Additionally, many of you may work for companies that will match funds with a charitable donation - this is an easy win so please be sure to ask!
DONATIONS WILL GO TOWARDS:
• Achieving appropriate class size for First and Second graders; no split.
• Maintaining a complete curriculum for, Multi-Arts, PE and Library/Technology.
Note: In the event that we cannot fully raise all necessary funds to save the teachers before the Monday deadline, all money donated through this site will go toward supplemental programs to replace what has been lost.
If you want to pledge money now, but only actually donate if we reach the entire $140,000 goal, we can very easily accomodate you. Please contact Amy King with the amount of your pledge. Thank you!!
WE CAN'T AFFORD TO LOSE TEACHERS NOW
1. We were allocated staffing for the express purpose of reducing split classes in our school. The staffing that has been pulled is the staffing that was allocated for that purpose, resulting in both an additional split class AND at least one class in overload status.
2. As a choice school, we are enrolling students from other SPS schools that did make the criteria for AYP and now resources are being pulled from our building.
HELP US AVOID THSE NEGATIVE IMPACTS
1. Reduction in the school staffing that provides student supervision during lunchtime and guarantees that all students have 20 minutes of seated time to eat.
2. Reduction and/or elimination of time for art, PE and technology.
3. Possible loss of common planning time for teachers.
4. Possible increase in the number of classes/day for the specialist teachers.
5. First grade class sizes will go from 21-22 students per class to 26.
6. Second grade class size from 23-24 students per class to 26-27.
7. At least one classroom in overload status.
8. Creation of a 1st-2nd grade combination classroom (in addition to the 4th-5th combination we already have).