Rescheduled Meeting/Special Meetings: Our regular Board Meeting of September 21st has been cancelled. That meeting with now be held on September 19, 5:00 pm. The Board will also hold another Special Meeting that date, a leadership workshop with the Washington State School Directors Assn. (WSSDA), in our Curriculum Library (Admin Building) from 3:00-4:45 pm.
September: Attendance Awareness Month
At our Board meeting, September 7, the Board approved Resolution 2017/2018-03, proclaiming September as Attendance Awareness Month. The Board and District realize the importance of school attendance and we want to get the message out to parents as well. "Encouraging regular school attendance is one of the most powerful ways you can prepare your child for success--both in school and in life. When you make school attendance a priority, you help your child get better grades, develop healthy life habits, avoid dangerous behavior and have a better chance of graduating from high school." For more information, please watch this short video "The Importance of School Attendance," from the U.S. Department of Education.
Memorial Stadium's Artificial Turf Field is in - Dedication Ceremony - Friday, September 8th
At our meeting on December 8, 2016, the School Board approved a contract with FieldTurf to convert our natural grass field at Memorial Stadium to artificial turf utilizing organic infill. With funds available from the 2017-2019 Capital Levy which the community passed on February 9, 2016, the District has begun work on installing this new turf. The project began almost immediately following our 2017 graduation ceremony to be ready for use in the 2017-2018 school year. Lance McCoy, our long-time groundskeeper, who along with his crew took great care of the field for many years, was there along with our Board and other honored guests for the sod-turning ceremony on June 19th. While the old field has seen a lot of games and has served us well since 1978, we feel that the new turf will be beneficial in so many ways to our schools and community. Thank you voters for helping to make this project possible. (Update 7-31-17: watch a quick video on how the project is coming along here.) Video Update: 9-7-17
Animated Video - Role of a School Board
The role of the school board is frequently misunderstood by citizens. And students often do not fully understand the impact that the Board may have on their future. This animated video, which won an award in NSPRA's (National School Public Relations Association) 2016 Electronic Media competition, takes a crack at explaining the role of the Board to an elementary student. Thanks to the Texas Assn. of School Boards for providing the leadership to explain the role of today's school board.Our Board Officers for 2017Alyson Rotter, President and State Legislative RepresentativeCarolynn Perkins, Vice-President and Federal Legislative RepresentativeJonee Dubos, AuditorNaomi EvansDave Rubie, WIAA RepresentativeNathan Rubie, Student Representative to the Board
One of the best ways to stay informed of what's happening in public education in your community and to have a voice in it, is to attend a meeting of your local school board. Our Board welcomes you at its meetings. If you would like to bring something to the attention of the directors, there is a public comment period at the beginning of each regular meeting where visitors may make presentations lasting up to three minutes. Provided near the entrance, you will find forms, “Request to Address The Board of Directors;” please complete this form and give to Ms. Cossack before the Board meeting if you wish to provide comments. You may also comment prior to Board action on any specific action agenda item, by simply raising your hand during Board discussion. Comments on agenda items are also limited to three minutes. You may also write, email, or telephone your school board directors to make your opinions known.
Please note that discussions regarding individual staff or students are not appropriate for a public meeting. Please contact the Superintendent regarding these complaint procedures.
2017-2018 Board Meeting Schedule
The Board meets most first and third Thursday at 5:00 pm in the Board Room, District Administration Building, 134 Marion Ave. N. Complete School Board Meeting Schedule
Agendas, Minutes, and Other Information
For agendas, minutes, and other information, please visit our BoardDocs website. It is an easy site to navigate around. Here are a few tips:
- For information on individual Board members, visit the Welcome page, select Board Members on the left side.
- For current meeting informaton, select the "Information" tab, which displays current meeting agendas and materials.
- For past meeting information, select the "Meetings" tab to scroll down through past meeting agendas and materials.
- To view minutes, click on "View the Minutes" button on the right (available only after approval by the Board).
- To view upcoming meeting schedules and planned study sessions, click on the "Library" tab, then General, then click on Schedules.
If you have any questions or comments about BoardDocs, please contact Ioanna Cossack at email@example.com or call 360.473.1031.