BSD Staff Updates
2020-21 Issue #16: Thursday, June 24, 2021
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BHS graduation. Photo by Larry Steagall.
PCHS Clinic at Mountain View Middle School
Please review the District grant guidelines before completing your application. A pre-application request must be submitted for grants >$500.
Employees are encouraged to be proactive in knowing your own leave balances, how much you have used during the school year and how your balance is affected by your working agreement and District policy.
Board Briefs – June 17, 2021
The Board approved revised Policy 3432, Emergencies, for first reading. There should be no further changes and this will come back to the Board in July for adoption on second read.
There was also one slight change to a Business Office Policy 6220, Bids or Request for Proposals, correcting a dollar amount to coincide with regulations around purchases made using federal funds.
The Board heard from Juliana Cook about the Open Doors program and their wonderful 2021 graduates. Congratulations to them all!
BHS Athletic & Activities Report - After outgoing Athletic Director delivered his final report to the Board on athletics and activities, they thanked him for the great job he did during his tenure as Bremerton High School’s AD. Though it was an unusual year for everything, including sports, our student-athletes did very well in their abbreviated seasons.
Maintenance & Operations Report - Director David Herrington collected a lot of kudos for his crew as he shared his report and pictures of recent and upcoming capital projects.
Bremerton High School Assistant Principal Mark Mayfield reported to the Board giving an overview on the Drawbridge ALE program and comparing data over the past three years.
There was good news in the area of the budget. Prior to this last year, districts around the state had concerns about budget shortfalls due to the “levy swap.” During the most recent 18 months, districts faced decrease state money again due to decreased enrollment and bus ridership. Three things have helped to make our budget stronger than anticipated. 1) OSPI subsidizing the enrollment and transportation with stabilization funds; 2) Due to changes in the way that education was delivered during the 15 months, districts have been able to save money in many areas such as contracts, staffing and travel; and 3) ESSER funds have been coming in to reimburse districts for many out-of-pocket expenses such as the additional cleaning and sanitation supplies and chemicals due to the pandemic.
An Interlocal Agreement with Central Kitsap School District was approved for them to provide project management services in areas of HVAC improvements, electrical and plumbing throughout the district.
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Compiled by Ioanna Cossack, Board Secretary
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Background photo: BHS Graduation June 11, 2021.