School board selects name for new kindergarten school | Board Report

Mar 01, 2017

During its meeting on Feb. 27, the Mukilteo School Board did the following:

Named the new kindergarten center the Pathfinder Kindergarten Center. The new school, which was approved by voters three years ago, is being built behind Fairmount Elementary on Beverly Park Road in south Everett and will be open to students when the new school year begins in September.

Recognized four students for their outstanding performance. Honored were Angelina Nesterenko of the Community-Based Transition Center, Sofia Ayala of Kamiak High School, Bobby Alexander of Explorer Middle School, and Karena Castillote of Lake Stickney Elementary School.

Passed a resolution that seeks a temporary waiver from the State Board of Education from the Career and College Ready Graduation Requirements for the graduating classes of 2019 and 2020 (current sophomores and freshmen).

Approved additional language to the school district’s Capital Facilities Plan for 2016-2021 that modifies the formula used to calculate school capacity for schools that send students to the new kindergarten center.

Approved revisions to Board Policy 3214 (Sexual Harassment/Student), Board Policy 5025 (Sexual Harassment/Employee), and Board Policy 5026 (Maintaining Professional Staff/Student Boundaries).

Heard staff presentations about and discussed the following: activities at the Sno-Isle Tech Skills Center, the enrollment forecast for the 2017-18 school year, the timeline for developing the school district’s 2017-18 operating budget, and proposed revisions to Board Policy 5258 (Drug-Free Schools, Community and Workplace) and Board Policy 5241 (Reporting Improper Government Action).

During a board dialogue session held at Voyager Middle School before the general business meeting, members of the school board heard a presentation about the school’s efforts to meet goals to improve math and reading achievement, to increase positive parent relationships, and improve social and emotional skills. Presentations provided background about efforts to create a positive environment for students, efforts to teach mindfulness to provide a safe place for students to express feelings, and about how discipline supports the school’s goals.

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