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SCHOOL DAY STARTS 2 HOURS LATE ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3

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Jim Kenoyer Thank You Jim Kenoyer

Maintenance and Operations Supervisor Jim Kenoyer is retiring after more than two decades with the Blaine School District. Mr. Kenoyer came on staff with the District in 1992 and assumed the role of Supervisor in 2001. The Board of Directors recognized Mr. Kenoyer at their October 27 meeting and a reception honoring him was held at the District Office on October 30. Mr. Kenoyer’s many years of dedication to the maintenance and improvement of our campus and support of our educational goals provides a legacy that will benefit students in Blaine for years to come.

Next Late Start Day is Monday, November 3 

During the 2014-15 school year, there are a total of nine (9) two-hour late start days scheduled for the purpose of teacher training. Students on the Blaine campus will start school at 10:20am, with students at Pt. Roberts Primary starting school at 11:10am. Bus routes will be adjusted accordingly. Parents may access a calendar specific to the scheduling of all nine (9) late start days here. Students desiring to have breakfast upon their arrival may check in at the cafeteria.

Community Fliers Available Online

Blaine School District works with community nonprofit organizations and government entities to provide information to families about not-for-profit services for students. These include sports programs, youth organizations, youth-oriented activities, etc.

Informational fliers, which were previously distributed during classroom time, will now be available at the new Community E-Fliers web page.  E-fliers give families ready access to a variety of local resources that have social, recreational or educational value for students. Hard copies of these fliers may also be available to pick up in school offices. The Community E-Fliers web page can be accessed using the link in the left column or by clicking here.


BOARD APPROVES BOND INITIATIVE FOR FEBRUARY 2015 ELECTION

At the August 25, 2014 meeting, the Blaine School District Board of Directors formally approved a resolution addressing the placement of a $45,000,000 Capital Projects Initiative before voters in February of 2015.

In May of this year, a representative group of staff and patrons completed their work specific to consideration of alternatives for addressing both present and future facility needs in the Blaine School District.

High School

The Board of Directors has previously presented for voter consideration a series of measures aimed at taking care of higher cost issues, with the most significant of needs being viewed as a combination of new construction and modernization work at Blaine High School. Bond initiatives were defeated by voters in 2008 and 2011.

Voters passed a much reduced $3,000,000 measure in 2012, which essentially served to rebuild an aging and inadequate Science Facility, while also addressing some lower cost, but urgent, items. With all existing bonds scheduled to sunset in 2016, the Board is now moving forward with a plan targeted at taking care of other critical needs. A list of priority projects, totaling $45,000,000 can be accessed here. Patrons may offer comments regarding the bond initiative via this email link, or may contact the Superintendent's Office directly at 332-5881.

 

BOARD APPROVES 2014-15 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN


The Blaine School District Board of Directors took formal action on the 2014-15 Comprehensive Plan during their October 27, 2014 regular meeting.  The Comprehensive Plan represents both District and individual Building/Department work slated for the current program year. The integration of Common Core State Standards, new State Assessments, and a new Teacher/Principal Evaluation Project, present some uniquely complex challenges across the system. The staff of the Blaine School District will continue to strive for maximum efficiency in this work, while committing to making those decisions that best assure for higher levels of overall student performance.
Long Range Plan

Standards, Assessment and Evaluation Planning Continues

Expectations remain high for 2014-15 to be a productive year for the students and staff of the Blaine School District.  Specifically, we will continue to see three significant state directed initiatives take shape at the building and classroom levels.

1.  The integration of the highly rigorous "Common Core State Standards" at all grade levels in both Mathematics and English/Language Arts.  To learn more about the Common Core State Standards please visit: http://k12.wa.us/CoreStandards/default.aspx

2.  The initial steps of transition to a new State Assessment System ("Smarter Balanced Assessment") which will align with the new "Common Core State Standards", while placing a higher level of emphasis on incremental measures of student progress.  To access information about Smarter Balanced Assessments please visit:  http://k12.wa.us/SMARTER/default.aspx

3.  The implementation of a new evaluation system for both teachers and principals, with accountability to the verification of consistent academic growth for all students.  Blaine School District has selected the "CEL 5D Framework" evaluation model for teachers and the "AWSP Leadership Framework" model for administrators.  More information about teacher/principal evaluation models can be accessed here:  http://tpep-wa.org/

This overall body of work has easily represented one of the most ambitious (collective) undertakings being assumed by school districts over multiple decades.  The staff of Blaine School District remains up to the challenge, as we continue to aspire to do all that is possible to assure for the highest possible level of positive impact on the academic progress of all students.


 
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Blaine School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, pregnancy, marital status, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. This holds true for all students who are interested in participating in educational programs and/or extracurricular school activities. Inquiries regarding compliance procedures may be directed to the school district's Title IX Officer and/or Section 504 coordinator. Our Title IX Officer, Christine Anderson, and the Section 504 Coordinator, Randy Elsbree, can be reached at 360-332-5881 or 765 H Street, Blaine, WA 98230.  Policy #3210.

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