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    The primary purpose of the Seattle Preschool Program Task Force was to prepare a report to the superintendent regarding the impacts, risks and benefits for sustaining and expanding the Seattle Preschool Program within Seattle Public Schools.

    The superintendent used this report, along with other important data, to make recommendations to the School Board for potential changes in the 2017-18 school year. The report included:

    Analysis of the student population being served to date by Seattle Preschool Program in comparison with the numbers of children ages 3-5 served by Seattle Public Schools’ Special Education Department.

    Review of the current funding model and feasibility of eliminating the 25 percent performance hold back.

    Preschool Task Force CharterPDF icon
    Preschool Task Force Final ReportPDF icon


    The Preschool Program Task Force met monthly from May 2016 to December 2016.


    Our goal is for the task force was to include staff, family, and community members who represent the diversity of Seattle Public Schools and who provided valuable insight and perspective regarding the future of the Seattle Preschool Program in Seattle Public Schools. Members brought an open mind, a passion for student learning, and a willingness to engage in inquiry, meaningful dialogue, and collaboration throughout the task force process.