Messages from Deb

  • District faces budget cuts without local levy restoration

    District faces budget cuts without local levy restoration

    As our staff comes back to work, so does the state Legislature. This session is an important one for school districts across Washington. Your Board of Directors has been actively engaged with our elected representatives to share our district priorities for the upcoming session. Unfortunately, due to the current state funding model and a reduction in levy authority for North Thurston Public Schools, your local school district is facing a budget deficit in the 2019-20 school year.

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  • Student voice is vital for district success

    Student voice is vital for district success

    If you follow us on Facebook or visit our website, you have probably noticed an increased focus on student voice. This is intentional as we believe our students have a lot to offer. They deserve to share their ideas and opinions on how we as a district can better ensure – as per our motto – “All Students Empowered and Future-Ready!”

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  • Honor and gratitude to staff & families that serve our country

    Honor and gratitude to staff & families that serve our country

    Next week we will recognize our amazing veterans for their service to our country! Given this celebration, I wanted to share how our district continues to strengthen our connection with military families and a growing partnership with Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

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  • In School on time, all day, every day!

    In School on time, all day, every day!

    I want to thank you, our families, for helping make sure that your students are in school on time, all day, every day! You may have noticed the attendance reminder signs, sandwich boards, and banners at our schools. While I know the beginning of the school year can be a bit hectic and stressful, we know as educators that attendance is vital from day one in a child’s success in school!

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  • Back-to-school success for all kids!

    Back-to-school success for all kids!

    Welcome back! We are excited to kick off the 2018-19 school year in North Thurston Public Schools. Teachers and staff have been busy getting classrooms, busses, buildings and grounds ready for our 14,500 students. If you are a parent, you may have already visited your child’s school and received information from your principal with specifics about the new school year.

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