• August 2016 Superintendent's Message



    Superintendent Aaron Leavell

    Dear Parents, Staff, and Community Members,
    Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year!
    First, we have been finishing off many of the projects that were funded during the 2012 Capital Projects Levy.  We just completed the second phase of the high school roof replacement, and the West Hills STEM addition is awaiting the final inspection.  In addition, the instructional technology upgrades and equipment replacements are ongoing, the fire panel and general energy upgrades were completed, and we are already starting to realize the energy savings from these improvements.  Additionally, the Kitsap Community Foundation received a $1M grant from the state to replace the roof on the gym at the old East High School site, and the West Sound Technical Skills Center received funds to upgrade the HVAC system and the fire alarm panel system.  Preparations are underway for an additional portable at View Ridge Elementary to help address growth on the east side.
    More recently, Bremerton voters supported the 2016 Capital Projects Levy. With this support, we can focus necessary resources to improve student safety with updated security cameras, an upgraded telephone system, and playground structures to support physical activity.  Additionally, removal of the non-usable East High facilities, refurbishment of the Performing Arts Center, and the addition of turf fields at Bremerton High School and the Knight’s Field will address some of the concerns shared with me and the School Board over the last couple of years.  Renewing our field spaces with artificial turf will allow our students and our community to utilize fields that match those in our surrounding districts.
    Although our enrollment growth has posed some challenges, we will continue to address our space issues with both short and long-term planning to make the most of our available space.
    Again, your financial support of the facilities, our students, and families is a testament to how great schools build great communities.
    Thank you!
    Dr. Aaron Leavell, Superintendent


Last Modified on October 28, 2016