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The Latest from Camas School District

Inside this issue:

  • High school schedules for in-person learning
  • February 1: Adding 3rd- and 6th-grade students
  • Levy information (and a video)

Board Highlights (just the facts)

Superintendent’s Report

Return for Secondary Students

Dr. Charlene Williams updated the Board on the return to school for secondary students. She noted that third grade, sixth grade, and all Hayes Freedom High School students will start on Monday, February 1, for families who chose in-person, small group learning. On February 16, grades 4, 5, 7, and 8 will join them. Dr. Williams shared schedules as 9-12 grades will be served in small groups starting March 1 (click on images below to enlarge).

Levy Information

Superintendent Jeff Snell shared that ballots along with our informational brochure for our replacement levies arrived in homes on January 23.

He highlighted the fact that the Educational Programs and Operations levy makes up to 20% of our annual budget and fills the gap for extra-curricular, special services, transportation, food services, and additional staffing positions which the State does not adequately provide. The Technology and Safety Capital levy will provide needed support for technology, roofs, boilers, and fire protection.

“This district has been built through the support of our local citizens for which we are grateful. These levies make the programming that makes such a difference for students possible and does so at an overall local school tax rate less than what was in place in 2020. Passing these levies is a strong message from the community that they’d like the programs and experiences to continue for students,” state Superintendent Snell.

Levy related materials, as well as Frequently Asked Questions, are available on our Levy Page.

For a quick overview, watch the 2021 Levy Information video below.

CSD 2021 Levy Information
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Monthly Reports

Business Services Director Jasen McEathron gave a budget update highlighting the fact that while we have saved some money in expenditures due to the pandemic closing/partially closing schools, lost revenue due to a drop in enrollment far outweighs the savings. As of January, we have lost 6.4% of our enrollment which will likely leave us with a $2-4 Million deficit.

Interested in learning more? All board meeting agendas, minutes, and supporting documents are available on BoardDocs.

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Mill Town Pride

The Washington Association of School Administrators Community Awards are presented to community members in recognition of their outstanding contributions toward education. Winners this year for our region are Mary Tipton and Mike True for their work on the Superintendent's Budget Committee and Rick Vermeers for his work to conduct district-wide safety audits. It's this community support that helps to make our schools great!

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Tipton Professional Learning Legacy

Speaking of Mary Tipton, she and her husband Gary were a presence on the Camas School Board for many years. In honor of their service, the Tipton Professional Learning Legacy Scholarship Fund was established to recognize & support staff with assistance for tuition and/or fees in professional learning that demonstrates leadership and impacts the district in significant ways. Congratulations to this year's award winners: Jeannette Beaver, Alixandra Coker, Amanda Curtis, Jane Johnson, Jenn Scott, and Kayla Walker (not pictured). Congratulations!

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Around Town

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