All Seattle Public Schools have an advisory committee made up of representative teachers, staff and parents which helps govern decisions made at school. These committees are called Building Leadership Teams (BLTs) and they meet once per month for 1-2 hours after school. The Alki Elementary School BLT currently includes two parent representative, one PTA representative and one at-large representative. The BLT has seen that it works well for the at-large representative to be aware of the entire parent population of the school with an understanding that not all parents identify with the politics and vision of PTA.
Ms. Deese will be accepting nomination for this role from now until the end of May. It is hoped that the new representative will be willing to sit in on one or two of the meetings for this year along with attending the 2-day district BLT training May 29th and 31st.