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Walla Walla Public Schools Board of Directors Special Meeting/Informational Staff Meeting: September 17, 2019 - 09/13/19

Supporting documents are available via the following link:  https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicHome.aspx?ak=1001835

Walla Walla Public Schools Board of Directors Special Parent/Community Meeting: September 16, 2019 - 09/13/19

Supporting documents are available via the following link:  https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicHome.aspx?ak=1001835

Walla Walla Public Schools Board of Directors Regular Business Meeting: September 17, 2019 - 09/13/19

Supporting documents are available via the following link:  https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicHome.aspx?ak=1001835

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Chamber of Commerce recognizes district with Duane Wollmuth Catalyst Award (Photo) - 09/12/19

WALLA WALLA – Walla Walla Public Schools received the Duane Wollmuth Catalyst Award at the Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce 2019 Business Showcase Wednesday evening at Baker Boyer Bank’s main branch. The Duane Wollmuth Catalyst Award recognizes an individual, business or organization which collaborates and motivates to make Big Things happen in the Walla Walla valley, according to the Chamber of Commerce.

Walla Walla Public Schools School Board President Ruth Ladderud and Superintendent Dr. Wade Smith accepted the award on behalf of the school district. Walla Walla Public Schools was recognized for last November’s successful bond measure, the school board’s state Board of Distinction award, improved academic achievement, higher graduation rates and partnerships with local agencies for addressing social and emotional needs of students.

“This award would not have been possible without our amazing school board, staff, parents, students and community who have rallied around our efforts to improve student learning and address our aging facilities through the passage of the largest bond in district history,” said Superintendent Smith. “We are honored to receive this award and remain committed to realizing our vision of Developing Washington’s Most Sought-After Graduates.”

Walla Walla Public Schools will celebrate receiving the Duane Wollmuth Catalyst Award at its Sept. 17 school board meeting and display the award at its district office.

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PHOTO: L-R – School Board President Ruth Ladderud and Superintendent Dr. Wade Smith.

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Community invited to learn more about Early Learning expansion opportunities (Photo) - 09/10/19

WALLA WALLA – Walla Walla Public Schools invites the public to learn more about the findings of its Elementary Consolidation and Early Learning Expansion study.

Elementary Consolidation and Early Learning Study Public Meeting

  • Monday, Sept. 16
  • Blue Ridge Elementary
  • English meeting @ 5:30 p.m.  / Spanish meeting @ 6:30 p.m.
    • Childcare provided
  • Presenters: Superintendent Dr. Wade Smith and School Board President Ruth Ladderud and Dr. Julie Perron (Spanish meeting presenter)

For the past six months, the district has conducted a comprehensive study to explore opportunities to provide additional early learning programming through the possible consolidation of one of the district’s elementary schools in light of declining enrollment.  The district has realized a reduction of 250 elementary students over the last nine years due to shifting community demographics. As elementary student populations normalize over the next few years, the district is anticipating as many as 25 empty classrooms across its six elementary campuses. In addition, kindergarten readiness data and feedback from parents suggests a need for more early learning programs to address access and availability for Walla Walla families. District leaders will share the results of the numerous studies and analysis and answer questions. The school board is expected to make a decision in October. Childcare is provided.

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Walla Walla Public Schools Board of Directors Regular Study Meeting: September 3, 2019 - 08/30/19

Supporting documents are available via the following link:  https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicHome.aspx?ak=1001835

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Bids open for new Wa-Hi Science Building (Photo) - 08/27/19

WALLA WALLA – Walla Walla Public Schools and Jackson Contractor Group, Inc. announce the public bid process for the new state-of-the-art, 18,000 sq. ft. science building is now open. The new science building will break ground in October. Sealed bids will be opened and publicly read at 3 p.m. (PST) September 19 at Walla Walla Public Schools District Office (364 S. Park St).

“By implementing General Contractor/Construction Manager (GC/CM) process, among other benefits, the district hopes to maximize the opportunity for local subcontractor and supplier involvement,” said Superintendent Dr. Wade Smith.

Contractors interested in bidding on the project are directed to the project’s legal ad on the WWPS Bond Update site:

In July, Superintendent Dr. Wade Smith briefed contractors, vendors, suppliers, tradespersons, and others interested in learning about opportunities for involvement in the Walla Walla High School renovation project during an informational meeting. Those in attendance had an opportunity to meet key project personnel and engage in a discussion regarding project scope, phasing, scheduling and the competitive bidding process.

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