Please Complete (and have your student complete) the District HCL Survey

Please note that the survey will be open until 6/22 so please respond by then!

For families:  HCL Family Survey.  The survey will take 5 to 10 minutes, and your input will help us as we consider services for Highly Capable Learners.

For students:  MS and HS Student Survey.

Thank you and we hope you are enjoying the beginning of your summer.

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Please Take the Time to Complete a Short Survey on Funding

Hello from League of Education Voters – we’re a statewide, nonpartisan nonprofit fighting for every Washington child to be ready for college and career. We reached out to you because, as a caregiver to a student in public school, we want to hear from you.

As you may know, the Washington state legislature has directed more than 8 billion dollars of state money to go to our schools over the next four years in response to the Supreme Court’s McCleary school funding case. This represents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to make lasting change for our kids. School districts across the state will be receiving this additional money to better support Washington students. Your district will be making important decisions on how to use the money to best help students achieve success. Your view on the money is important to your school board and superintendent.

League of Education Voters is asking people all across the state to take this short survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SchoolMoney

Your participation will help us to understand what communities are prioritizing with the education funding. We will share survey results with local district leaders and legislators across the state.

Thanks so much for helping us! Feel free to share this with your friends.

-Arik

Arik Korman

Arik Korman  |  Communications Director
Twitter: @edvoters
Visit us at educationvoters.org or on Facebook

League of Education Voters
Working to improve public education in Washington state
from cradle to career with ample, equitable, and stable funding

Our physical address:
2734 Westlake Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

Upcoming Meetings

Just a reminder that there are two HCL meetings coming up in the next week:

  1.  HCL Parent Advisory Committee – meets on Thursday 1/4 from 9:30-11:30 at the Bellingham School District Central offices at 1306 Dupont St.
  2. HCL Parent Association – meets on Tuesday 1/9 from 7-8:30 at Sehome High School in the Student Commons

We hope to see you at one of the meetings!!

More Educational Opportunities

A few more educational opportunities through the Northwest Gifted Child Association for anyone who is interested in attending.

http://www.nwgca.org/events.html?utm_source=Newsletter+December+2017&utm_campaign=December+2017+Newsletter&utm_medium=email

Also be sure to sign up for their newsletters so you can get this information directly from them as well.

What Can We Learn from Florida?

The Seattle Times recently published an article on the Highly Capable program in Miami.

https://www.seattletimes.com/education-lab/the-push-to-find-more-gifted-kids-what-washington-can-learn-from-miamis-wins/

For those of you who haven’t been able to attend the Highly Capable Learners Parent Advisory meetings, these are the types of issues that are discussed there regularly and the Bellingham School District is working hard to ensure equity in the identification process. If you’re interested in discussing these issues further please consider attending the meetings, joining our HCL Parent Association and/or applying to be a part of the HLC Parent Advisory Committee for the next school year.  Meeting dates are always listed under the ‘Events’ section on the home page of the blog.