Highlights Of August 2015 NMSD School Board Meeting

Complete meeting minutes are available @  School Board Meeting Material    

2015-2016 Budget Presentation - Steve McIntyre, Fiscal Officer with Olympic ESD, led the presentation of the district's 2015-2016 proposed budget, assisting newly hired Interim Executive Director of Business and Finance, Cathie Seevers. The budget was approved as presented.

Superintendent Update - Superintendent Rosenbach explained upcoming plans for advisory committees, the use of data for a laser focus on "First Instruction", and district signage.

Open House Board Attendance - The Board of Directors discussed their availability to attend the open house events at the schools. Directors Boad and Krotzer will attend the Sand Hill open house on September 8th from 4:00-6:00. Director Griffey would like to attend Sand Hill's but also join Belfair Elementary's open house festivities on the 8th from 5:00-6:30. The September board meeting will be scheduled for 7:00 pm to allow board members to participate in the Hawkins Middle School open house on September 17th from 6:00-8:00. Due to the possibility that more than 2 board members will be at these events at the same time, the district will advertise these as special board meetings with no business being transacted.

Victory tunnel to cheer on the students on the first day of school - Principals Mallory Blankenship & Dan King invited the Board and the public to participate in a victory tunnel to cheer on the students on the first day of school, September 9th. The tunnel will form at Sand Hill as students arrive at school and at Belfair Elementary as students leave the school.

Letters From the Board

In an effort to efficiently and effectively communicate with the community, the school board publishes a letter every month in the North Mason Life. Those letters are now posted on the school district web site.  Please click here  to read current and past letters.

Upcoming Meetings

The next regular school board meeting will be held on August 20, 2015 at 6:30pm at the NMSD Administration Office Boardroom. 

We have gone to a paperless system and therefore there will not be any handouts at the meeting. Meeting materials are projected onto a video screen for the audience to see. The agenda and supporting documents are available by clicking here School Board Meeting Material or you may request them at the district office.

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