Rapid Response

November 8, 2011

By Contributor

Can you see advantages to the Issaquah School District unifying the schedules of its main three high schools? What are the disadvantages?

One advantage that I see is that each high school could offer specialty classes that are attended by small numbers of students. This means that schools could combine small classes in one location. Busing should be provided to allow students to move from school to school.

Jim Harris, Issaquah

The schools are there for the students, right? I do not understand why there are different school start times, depending upon the day of the week. The teachers can do their stuff for the next day, after the classes are dismissed for the day, at the same hour! Allow the schools’ start times each day at the same time. Depending upon the availability of the school buses, the high schools should start at the same time each day, as well as the middle schools and the elementary schools.

Ken Sessler, Issaquah

If it costs more money (e.g. more buses or staff needed) don’t do it!

Matthew Balkman, Issaquah

I can’t imagine a disadvantage. Traffic could be improved with alternating end times.

Mark Bowers, Issaquah

Not sure what advantages would be. Disadvantage clearly the potential for simultaneous traffic jams around the city.

Monica Drakes, Issaquah

I am so not interested in schedules. I am more interested in educational achievement — what are those plans?

Bryan Weinstein, Issaquah

Are you bothered by reports of bears or cougars in the Issaquah area? Why or why not?

We are driving the wildlife out of their native habitats. Too much residential and commercial building is creating this imbalance.

Jim Harris, Issaquah

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