School Briefs

Dec 06, 2017

TWO SCHOOL MEASURES WILL BE ON THE BALLOT

The Mukilteo School Board adopted resolutions during its meeting last week that will place two school ballot measures before voters on Feb. 13, 2018.

Voters will consider the approval of an educational programs levy and a technology capital projects levy.

The educational programs levy would replace a similar measure that was called an "educational maintenance and operations levy" when voters approved it in 2014. That levy is scheduled to expire at the end of 2018.

The new four-year levy, which would be in place from 2019 through 2022, will pay for programs and activities that are not funded by the state.

The technology capital projects levy would also be in place for four years and would collect a total of $22 million to increase student access to classroom technology, modernize computers used by students and staff, expand the fiberoptic and wireless networks in schools and modernize classroom presentation technology, such as projectors and screens.

Look for more details about the two proposals, such as their impact on property taxes, during the months ahead.

 

PIZZA BUYERS COME THROUGH FOR FOUNDATION

Those attending the grand opening of the new MOD Pizza outlet in Harbour Pointe came through big for the Mukilteo Schools Foundation.

As a part of the company’s partnership with the community, the operators of the new restaurant donated 100 percent of the sales on the grand opening day to the foundation. In the end, that amounted to a check for an impressive $6,159.87.

The foundation gives its thanks to those who took part in the fundraiser.

 

PTA SOUP DAY GETS UNEXPECTED DONATION

To show their appreciation to the staff at Olivia Park Elementary, the school’s PTA recently provided them with a soup day.

Dorene Dabir, vice president of the PTA, thought it would be nice to have some bread to soak up the goodness, so she reached out to Jimmy John’s, a sandwich shop in Everett, hoping they might be willing to donate some of their day-old bread.

“How about I do you one better,” the manager of the Jimmy John’s outlet said. “I can give you the bread if you want, or I can make up a sandwich platter.”

As a result, Jimmy Johns donated three platters of sandwiches for up to 70 people.

WEBSITE OFFERS INFORMATION ABOUT CAREER PATHWAYS

Online resources are a great way for youth to explore educational goals, career skills and employment opportunities.

YouthWorks, a website that focuses on connecting youth and young adults to internships, employment, mentorships and other STEM opportunities, is becoming popular with youth as well as employers who are seeking skilled employees.

The website was recently launched by Workforce Snohomish, an organization that invests in increasing prosperity of businesses in the workforce and to fill current and emerging jobs.

The website was created in partnership with the WorkSource Youth Center, Snohomish County STEM Network, Everett Community College and Cocoon House.

To learn more about YouthWorks visit the website at http://www.snocoyouthworks.org.

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