Hockinson Sch. Dist.
Hockinson board approves replacement levy for ballot - 11/24/15
BRUSH PRAIRIE, Washington, Nov. 24, 2015--The Hockinson School Board approved a replacement levy ballot measure during its regularly scheduled meeting Monday. It will help bridge the gap between what the state pays and what it costs to operate schools.
"This levy will help Hockinson School District continue funding essential student programs and services," said Board Chairwoman Katherine Davis. "Local funding is critical to our overall school operations."
The 2017-19 levy for School Programs, Maintenance and Operations would replace two levies that are expiring in 2016. The new levy requests $4.105 million in 2017 ($3.56 per $1,000 assessed value), $4.82 million in 2018 ($3.99 per $1,000) and $4.997 million in 2019 ($3.94 per $1,000).
This levy would enable the district to add three new staff positions--school security, grounds maintenance and general maintenance--and continue funding positions not paid for through state apportionment, including 10 teachers, 22 support staff, plus special education staff as needed. It also pays for professional development and additional time teachers work outside the regular school day, such as for meetings, planning and grading, and supports student extracurricular activities and athletics.
The levy would make it possible for the district to replace kitchen equipment that is past its life expectancy, make roofing repairs, upgrade lab computers and servers, resurface the High School athletic track and replace fiber cable to the Elementary School, among other improvements.
The measure will appear on the February ballot.
Hockinson School District Regular Board Meeting - 11/20/15
The Hockinson School District will hold a Regular Meeting on Monday, November 23, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. It will be held in the Middle School library located at 15916 NE 182nd Ave.; Brush Prairie, WA 98606
Hockinson School District Board at WSSDA Conference - 11/10/15
The Hockinson School Board of Directors and Superintendent Sandra Yager will attend a WSSDA Annual Conference on November 19-21, 2015. The conference will be held at the Seattle Marriott Bellevue located at 200 110th Avenue NE; Bellevue, Washington 98004.
Hockinson School District Regular Board Meeting and Work Session - 11/06/15
The Hockinson School District will hold a Regular Meeting and Work Session on Monday, November 9, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. It will be held in the Middle School library located at 15916 NE 182nd Ave.; Brush Prairie, WA 98606