Superintendent's Update: September 25, 2019

Educator of the Year Award

I am pleased to share that Kim Witte, a second grade teacher at Esquire Hills Elementary School, was selected by the American Legion as its statewide K-5 Educator of the Year. Kim was surprised with the award during a school assembly last Tuesday (September 17). The award recognizes educators for professional career achievements and community service. We are so proud of Kim for her dedication and service—and so are her students!

Business Member of the Month

Today I attended my first Silverdale Chamber of Commerce General Membership Luncheon. During this event, our district was recognized as the Business Member of the Month for September 2019. It was an honor to represent CK Schools. I appreciated the chance to acknowledge our employees and the outstanding work that occurs across our district every day

Impact Aid Survey and NAFIS

Next week we will launch our annual Impact Aid Survey. As you are aware, the Impact Aid program helps offset lost property tax revenue due to the presence of tax-exempt federal property. This year’s survey forms will be sent home on Tuesday, October 1. Getting ALL surveys returned is critical. Our Business Office leads this effort, with support from other departments and our schools. On a related note, several representatives from our district attended the National Association of Federally Impacted Schools (NAFIS) annual fall conference last week. During that conference, they received updates on the Impact Aid program directly from the U.S. Department of Education, discussed timely education issues, and connected with other federally impacted school districts from across the country. They also met with members of our congressional delegation to explain the crucial role that Impact Aid plays in our district. It was a busy trip, and I appreciate efforts on behalf of our students, staff and community

CK Campus Grand Opening

On Wednesday, October 2, at 6:00 p.m., we’ll officially mark the grand opening of the Central Kitsap Campus. We’ve invited families, students, staff and community members to join us for a short ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by refreshments and the chance to tour the new CK High School and CK Middle School. This celebration marks completion of the final and largest of the major construction projects funded by the 2016 bond

Community Phone Survey

Finally, I wanted to remind you that we will be reassessing community perceptions and priorities through a community phone survey this fall. The survey will be in the field next month. Results will be available in winter 2020.