One of the primary reasons I took the job as your Superintendent
was the district’s focus on compassion and the rich diversity of our community.
Having worked here, it is clear that this culture is something we all value.
From bus drivers to principals, we make sure every student feels welcome,
respected and safe in North Thurston Public Schools.
Our mission is to ensure that every child residing within our
district borders receives the academic and life skills necessary to succeed in
a diverse world. We want our district to feel safe for all students – no matter
their religion, race, culture, gender, sexuality or color. If we hear or are
made aware of offensive, bigoted words or actions we intervene. We promote
compassionate acts within our schools and community, and empower our students
to do the same.
Please know that we have a constitutional duty to educate all
school-age children who live within our boundaries. This is a duty within North
Thurston Public Schools that we embrace. Public education in our state requires
that we welcome all children beginning at age 5 and continuing through
graduation or age 21. By law, NTPS does not track a
student’s citizenship or immigration status. Further, under the Federal
Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a student’s citizenship or
immigration status is personally identifiable information that may not be disclosed.
students reflect the world we live in – they are problem solvers, they are
compassionate, they are brilliant and we are committed to providing a safe and
caring learning environment to all our students, every day.
North Thurston School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator and Title IX Officer: Joe Bremgartner, email@example.com, 360-412-4453; Section 504 Coordinator: Leslie Van Leishout, LVanLeishout@nthurston.k12.wa.us, 306-412-4484. Address for both: 305 College St. NE. Lacey, WA 98516.