Were you one of the countless parents that protested, wrote letters and generally supported the effort to return our school’s Families and Education Levy grant award in full? Well, you did it! On June 18th the Mayor of Seattle wrote the school a letter stating the following:
“I am pleased to notify you that, at my direction, the Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) now intends to award the full Families and Education Levy (Levy) Elementary Innovation grant to Sand Point Elementary School for the 2015-16 school year”
We will now receive 100% of the $318,000 (and $375,000 each for three years after) for ’15-’16. That’s almost $1.5 million over four years! We so appreciate everyone’s support in our advocacy. We believe you’ll notice an appreciable difference in the amount of social, emotional and academic support our kids will receive this year and in the years to come. We look forward to celebrating this success this year and building on our advocacy. Thank you!!