The school year is off to a very busy start and I can hardly believe we are entering the second month of school so soon. While our enrollment is above projection by nearly 200 students, we have finally settled into opening a few more classrooms and completing the hiring process for the new teachers. School conferences are just about a month away and I am hearing wonderful news and examples of students working on standards and achieving short term goals. Our staff continue to focus on common core standards and what students need to know to be successful through their academic career.
Even though we are early in the year, we are already starting conversation about the 2015-16 school year and ensuring that our financial decisions support the School Board's goals for the future of the Bremerton School District. We received another excellent audit from the State Auditor’s Office last spring which allows us to keep our focus on student achievement. Because of the second year of substantial growth in our District, our Space Capacity Committee has already started meeting and looking at options for space in the coming years. You will be hearing more about this as the committee continues their work.
We have many exciting activities and events happening in our schools that depend on the support of not only our staff but wonderful volunteers. I want to assure you that all volunteers are screened every two years through the Washington State Patrol as well as a contract with CertifiedVolunteer.com which is a system where over 400 million criminal records are instantly displayed. It is district policy and our practice that volunteers are under the direct supervision of a staff member at all times. Student and staff safety are always our top priority and we will continue to take every precaution.
Dr. Aaron Leavell, Superintendent
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Dr. Aaron Leavell