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    We are planning for the Annual School Learning Gardens Workshop and it is tentatively to be held on March 3rd from 8:30am to 3pm at Washington Middle School.  Information subject to change, but the "Save the Date" email will be sent on or by December 15th, so keep an eye out.  Please check back periodically for updates on the location, date, and times. 


    The Self Help Projects Program is part of the Facility Department. The Self Help Program is responsible for coordinating the review, approval, tracking and oversight of all Self Help Projects.

    A Self Help Project is:

    Any project to improve our school buildings or grounds which is initiated and implemented by anyone, or any group, other than staff from Seattle Public Schools' Facility, Capital or Technology departments.

    Some examples are:

    • Painting a classroom

    • Volunteer work-parties to weed and mulch landscape areas

    • Community volunteers' service day

    • Installing new playground equipment

    • Creating a mural

    • Developing a school garden

    • Landscape renovation

    • Developing a conceptual master site plan

    All Self Help projects require prior approval by the Seattle Public Schools Self Help Team to ensure that each project:

    • is appropriate for our buildings and grounds,

    • complements programs taught in our schools,

    • is completed to District standards, and

    • provides record drawing.

    You've got a great project in mind? Wonderful! Complete and submit a Self Help Project Approval Application. We'll review your project and get back to you with Conditions of Approval.

    Please browse the sidebar for additional information.

    Contact Us

    Gretchen DeDecker
    Program Manager
    gdedecker@seattleschools.org
    206-252-0637 Phone

    Sean McManus
    Projects Coordinator
    smmcmanus@seattleschools.org
    206-252-0619 Phone

    206-252-0646 Fax

    Resources

    Application Forms for Project Approval

    Best Practices, Guidelines, and Helpful Tips

    Insurance Requirements

    SPS - Other Departments and Programs

    Other Resources

    School Learning Gardens

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