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Hockinson School District Board of Directors Regular Meeting - 03/22/19

Hockinson School District Board of Directors Regular Meeting

Date:               Monday, March 25, 2019

Time:               6:00 p.m.

Location:         Hockinson School District Board Room

Address:          17912 NE 159th St.; Brush Prairie, WA 98606

Steve Marshall
Steve Marshall
Hockinson selects new superintendent (Photo) - 03/07/19

The Hockinson School District Board of Directors has selected Steve Marshall to be the district’s new superintendent.

Marshall was one of four candidates who visited HSD on March 4 for a series of interviews with teachers and classified staff, Hockinson High School students, principals, district office staff and the School Board. The finalists also participated in a community forum where they answered questions posed by attendees.

He currently serves as director of Educational Resources at Camas Public Schools.

“The Board is thrilled with the selection of Steve Marshall and thankful for the community’s and staff’s enthusiastic and significant participation in the interview process,” said Dave Olson, chairman of the Hockinson School Board.

The Board will work to formalize the details of the superintendent’s contract, which is expected to begin July 1, and hopes to approve it at its March 25 regular meeting.

Attached Media Files: Steve Marshall
Hockinson School District Board of Directors Special Meeting/Executive Session - 03/05/19

Date:               Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Time:               6:00 p.m.

Location:         Hockinson School District Office

Address:          17912 NE 159th St; Brush Prairie, WA 98606

school bus
school bus
Hockinson board approves levy request for April ballot (Photo) - 02/27/19

The Hockinson School Board approved two levy resolutions for the April 23 election ballot during its Feb. 19 special meeting. One is a partial replacement levy, and the other is a new capital levy.

The requests are identical to the ones that received 47.46 percent and 46.06 percent “yes” votes, respectively, in the Feb. 12 election. They needed 50 percent plus one vote to pass.

“We heard our community’s voice and recognize that not everyone supports these levies,” said Superintendent Sandra Yager. “However, without this funding, the cuts we will need to make to our district—especially in terms of staff and programming—are deep. We believe it is worth making the case a second time.”

Of Washington’s 295 school districts, 289—98 percent—have operations levies, and 104—35 percent—have capital levies. Hockinson is the only district out of 41 running operations levy elections statewide to fail in this month’s election. Four of the 19 capital levy elections failed.

For more information on Hockinson’s proposed levies, please visit the Levy Information webpage at https://www.hocksd.org/Content/levy-and-bond-information.

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Hockinson to interview four candidates for superintendent - 02/27/19

The Hockinson School Board has selected four candidates from other western Washington school districts to interview for the position of superintendent.

The candidates are:

  • Steven Marshall, director of Educational Resources in Camas School District, which has 7,266 students.
  • Gary Neal, superintendent of Sequim School District, which has 2,866 students.
  • Ellen Perconti, superintendent of Mary Knight and Grapeview school districts, which have 1,053 and 224 students, respectively.
  • Tony Vandermaas, executive director of Leadership and Learning in Longview School District, which has 6,746 students.

The candidates will spend Monday, March 4, in the district for a series of interviews with teachers and classified staff, Hockinson High School students, principals and district office staff, and the School Board. 

District residents are invited to participate in a community forum beginning at 5 p.m. in the HHS multi-purpose room. From 5 to 5:15 p.m., attendees may submit interview questions. Then, beginning at 5:30 p.m., they are invited to observe as candidates introduce themselves and are interviewed by Roger Rada of Northwest Leadership Associates, which is conducting the superintendent search process.

At the end of the interviews, attendees may submit feedback forms and join the candidates for conversation and refreshments.

The Board will meet Tuesday, March 5, to review the input and will announce a selection later in the week.

More information about the candidates is available at https://www.hocksd.org/Content/supt-finalist-profiles

Hockinson School District Board of Directors Regular Meeting - 02/22/19

Date:               Monday, February 25, 2019

Time:               6:00 p.m.

Location:         Hockinson School District Board Room

Address:          17912 NE 159th St.; Brush Prairie, WA 98606

Hockinson invites public to engage in superintendent search process - 02/21/19

Hockinson School District is hosting a community forum Monday, March 4, where district residents may participate in the process of selecting the district’s next superintendent.

From 5 to 5:15 p.m., attendees will be invited to submit interview questions. Then, beginning at 5:30, they are invited to observe as Roger Rada of Northwest Leadership Associates, which is conducting the superintendent search process, interviews candidates, one at a time, for a half hour each.

At the end of the interviews, attendees are invited to submit feedback forms and join the candidates for coffee and cookies.

The event will be held at Hockinson High School in the multi-purpose room.

Sandra Yager, who has served as superintendent of HSD for eight years, has resigned her position, effective at the end of the school year.