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Share your budget priorities

You might remember reading or hearing last year that Mukilteo School District had to make significant budget reductions. Our district and many other districts are still experiencing several factors …

A year and some change | Superintendent's Corner

About this time last year, the school district launched its first strategic plan in about 20 years. After over a year of gathering feedback from students, staff, families, and community members, and …

Back-to-school is always an exciting time for students, families, and staff. This fall, some students and staff are settling into newly renovated school buildings that were completed this summer. …

Some things never go out of style | Superintendent's Corner

In past columns, I’ve shared a lot of nuts and bolts about the Mukilteo School District: COVID-related updates, bond progress, the district’s Strategic Plan launch, and several entries about the …

The last couple of months, I’ve shared with you the district’s budget situation. As we’ve gathered more information about the current year’s budget needs and closer estimates of student …

Gathering budget priorities | Superintendent's Corner

Last month, I shared with you the budget challenges Mukilteo and other school districts around the state are experiencing. The district must cut $20 to $25 million from the budget for the next school …

Mukilteo School District and many other school districts in our state are experiencing significant budget concerns. There are several causes leading to this “perfect storm” of funding …

Dedicated public servants | Superintendent's Corner

January is School Board Recognition Month, so naturally we are expressing gratitude for our school board. However, our appreciation for the board’s work goes far beyond an annual recognition. …

In September I shared with you that we have been gathering input from staff, students, families, and community partners over the past year to develop a strategic plan, something Mukilteo School …

Your dollars at work | Superintendent's Corner

There is a lot I’m thankful for this time of year. Seeing so many student and staff efforts to support our community through food, gift, and clothing drives always reminds me what is important. A …

Assessments show positive progress | Superintendent's Corner

Jacob is a fourth-grade student this year and loves his new teacher. He is doing well in class, but is missing a few foundational concepts in math. He is struggling to understand fractions, a concept …

New plan to guide Mukilteo School District | Superintendent's Corner

The past few years have spurred many changes in the Mukilteo School District. As challenging as the pandemic has been to navigate, it brought us some silver linings including technology for each …

I have a quiz for you. Don’t worry, it’s not graded. What are schools responsible for? Teaching students the core subjects needed for life such as reading, writing, and math. Supporting …

Business as usual, but not quite | Superintendent's Corner

As we wrap up the school year, it’s been wonderful to be able to have more in-person events like Spring Fling dance, prom, performances, graduation, and other events to acknowledge our students’ …

Warmer weather and longer light hours mean spring is upon us, which is already an exciting time for schools. Spring sees more student performances, outdoor athletics, and activities like prom, field …

Where does the money go? | Superintendent's Corner

Thanks to voter approval, the two proposed replacement levies passed in February. One was a four-year Educational Programs Levy, which passed with 56.87% voter approval. That levy will fund programs …

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