There is a proposal on the table to bring Spanish back to Alki, but in a totally different way. Currently on the PTA Budget proposal is a line item for a Foreign Language Instruction PILOT program. The proposal is to do a trial program of the Sponge School Spanish program at the 1st grade level. This would be 45 mins a week for 20 weeks. The cost for this program would be $7200. After the PILOT program was completed it would be evaluated and it would be decided at that time IF and how it is to be rolled out to the rest of the school.
As it stands now the proposal has been presented to the BLT team and the team is taking it back to the teachers to decide if this is something they would like to more forward with. Your feedback has been requested.
The budget will be presented at the upcoming PTA meeting on Thursday, May 4 (6:30 PM). There will be childcare available (signup here) . If you have questions, concerns or support for this program please come to the meeting and have you questions answered and be heard.
If you can’t make it to the meeting please provide your feedback to the BLT/PTA Rep Laura Mount at email@example.com. There will be a follow up BLT meeting on May 15th at which time Laura will share your concerns/comments/support. Thank you!