October 16

Seattle Schools juggles sudden enrollment surge

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A surge in enrollment at Seattle Public Schools, already saddled with a sagging budget, has furthered the district’s financial woes. The story, which featured John Hay Elementary on Queen Anne Hill, was highlighted in today’s Seattle Times.

The problem has affected Catharine Blaine K-8 in Magnolia too, where administrators have added two kindergarten classes to absorb enrollment, but only recently has figured out a way to fund them with full-time teachers instead of using long-term substitute staff. See the story here.


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