Science curriculum needs our help
December 19, 2011 · Updated 9:45 AM
In January of this year, in an unprecedented maneuver, the state took back money alloted to the Issaquah School District in order to balance its own budget. For this reason, the new elementary science curriculum adoption in Issaquah is in jeopardy as the money our district has budgeted for it, is now gone.
Our science curriculum is more than 10 years old and does not align to current state standards. However, thanks to a partnership between the district, the Issaquah Schools Foundation and Issaquah PTSAs, the cause is not a hopeless one.
I encourage each resident of Issaquah to visit the Elementary Science Initiative Webpage, to get excited about the possibilities for our students, to feel a responsibility to our own children, to our neighbor's children and to all future students in Issaquah and to pull out our checkbooks and give to this great cause. Together we can make a difference in the lives of every elementary student in the Issaquah school district next year and for years to come.
Kristen Allen-Bentsen, Issaquah