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Walla Walla Public Schools Board of Directors Executive Session: January 18, 2018 - 01/17/18

Walla Walla Public Schools Board of Directors Executive Session: January 18, 2018

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

Walla Walla School District Board of Directors Regular Business Meeting: January 16, 2018 - 01/12/18

Walla Walla School District Board of Directors Regular Business Meeting: January 16, 2018

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

Survey now open to share input on 2018 bond proposal options - 01/12/18

Renovations of Walla Walla High School, Pioneer Middle School and Lincoln High School included in both options

WALLA WALLA --Walla Walla Public Schools Community Facilities Task Force has launched a survey to get input on two bond package options prepared by the committee. Survey results, as well as feedback from community presentations, school tours and public meetings will help the Task Force form a recommendation to the School Board in April. The school board will make a final decision in May as to which bond option will be placed on the November 2018 ballot.

"We have conducted extensive research and put a tremendous amount of thought into the development of these options," said Community Facilities Task Force member Dick Moeller, a retired local contractor. "It's important for people to take the survey, share their input and help provide direction."

2018 Bond Planning Information and Survey:
ยท http://www.wwps.org/2018bondplanning

Community Facilities Task Force Members:
Paul Schneidmiller, (Chair) -- Business Owner
Tony Cabasco -- Higher Education
Jim Dumont -- City WW
Roger Esparza -- Realtor
Darcey Fugman-Small -- Business Owner
Chris Garratt -- Health Services
Don Holbrook -- Corrections
Dean Lodmell -- Local Engineer
Linda Newcomb -- Local Architect
Dick Moeller -- Local Contractor
Jim Peterson -- Higher Education/WWCC
Phil Shivell -- Local Contractor
Craig Sievertsen -- Finance
Casey Waddell -- Finance
Jerry Zahl -- Agriculture
Peter Swant -- Port Commissioner
Randy Glaeser -- County WW
Kara Schulke -- Parent
John Keifel - Classified Representative
Keith Swanson - Certificated Representative

Student scholarship requests now accepted for new WWPS/United Way "Adopt a Blue Devil" program - 01/10/18

WALLA WALLA -- The United Way of Walla Walla and Walla Walla Public Schools have partnered to develop the Adopt-a-Blue Devil Program, a scholarship foundation to help eliminate financial barriers for 6th -- 12th grade students who lack financial means to fully participate in school-sponsored programs, activities, or academic experiences. The new Adopt-a-Blue Devil program is now part of the United Way's Annual Fundraising Campaign.

Requests to access the resources may be submitted by teachers, coaches, club advisors, and students. All funding requests will be reviewed and approved by Walla Walla school officials.

Scholarship requests are now accepted online:
* https://goo.gl/forms/DWR3cix9ig7uZ3SA2

The Adopt-a-Blue Devil concept took shape last fall when Superintendent Wade Smith and Executive Director of United Way of Walla Walla Christy Lieuallen met to discuss collaborative efforts between their two entities. Smith shared with Lieuallen how impactful poverty levels have become in Walla Walla as nearly 60% of the district's students qualify for free and/or reduced lunch. This figure has jumped three times what it was 25 years ago. This school year the district lowered ASB fees and eliminated middle school pay to participate fees. Smith reports there are still costs related to other programming and student participation that may limit student involvement.

"This school year the district's employees donated $14,000 to the Adopt-a-Blue Devil campaign through payroll deduction," said Smith. Additional financial contributions to the efforts have been provided by district's classified union, PSE, as well as other pledges from local organizations such as the Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance. "We are hoping these funds give a Blue Devil or future Blue Devil a chance to prepare for college, learn new skills, stay engaged and make new friends without the worry of how their family will pay for it."

Click below to make a tax-deductible contribution:
* https://www.unitedwayww.org/content/adopt-blue-devil-0

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Walla Walla School District Board of Directors Special Meeting/School Board Retreat: January 9, 2018 - 01/08/18

Walla Walla School District Board of Directors Special Meeting/School Board Retreat: January 9, 2018

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