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    Transportation Task Force

    An important strategy for eliminating the opportunity gaps is ensuring that each and every student arrives to school on time to access instruction.

    Seattle Public Schools is seeking community and staff input regarding the School Board adopted Transportation Service Standards that are approved each late fall/winter for the following school year and has requested the creation of a task force to provide added community/staff voice in this process.

    The goal of the Task Force is to make recommendations on service delivery levels/efficiencies and improvements in family communications including:

    • Eligibility criteria for transportation for the 2019-20 school year
    • Types of transportation used (buses, vans, etc.)
    • “Late bus” family communications

    Here are community members we are looking for:

    Community members on the task force will include one:

    1. Representative from Seattle Schools Safe Routes to Schools Committee
    2. King County Metro Transit representative
    3. Office of the Superintendent for Public Instruction representative
    4. Parent representative – elementary
    5. Parent representative – secondary
    6. PTSA representative – elementary
    7. PTSA representative – secondary
    8. McKinney Vento parent representative
    9. Special Education parent representative- elementary
    10. Special Education parent representative - secondary
    11. Non-profit out of school provider
    12. North end after school provider
    13. South end after school provider

    Expected Timeline

    Applications are due by Wed., May 23, 2018.

    The appointment to the task force will be for five months, with a minimum of six meetings held between mid-May and the end of October 2018. Meetings will be held on Thursdays from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. on the following dates:

    • May 31, 2018
    • June 7, 2018
    • June 14, 2018
    • September 13, 2018
    • September 20, 2018
    • October 11, 2018

    Task Force Membership

    The task force is a resource to the superintendent specifically on recommendations for updating the Transportation Service Standards and recommendations to OSPI. As such, the task force work is intended to generally be: 1) inquiring, 2) informing, 3) suggesting, 4) recommending, and 5) evaluating. Group norms will be established to facilitate trust and authentic discussions. Task force members may be removed for repeated violations of group norms.

    Contact Us

    Joan Dingfield
    Executive Admin. Assistant, Asst Superintendent for Operations
    jodingfield@seattleschools.org

    Applications were due by Wed., May 23, 2018.