The Shelton School bowling team is in need of a coach.

The season runs from Nov. 3-Feb. 7 (postseason is included). Practice is held M,T,TH, & F. No practice on vacations. Transportation to practices and matches is by district van which the coach would drive. Anyone interested needs to submit their application on-line through the SSD website.

Notice Of Special Shelton School Board Meeting Oct 22

DATE: October 22, 2014; TIME: 7:00 p.m.; LOCATION: Board Room – CHOICE High School, 807 W. Pine St., Shelton, WA. PURPOSE: 1) Board Member Comments; 2) Executive session to discuss potential litigation/RCW 42.30.110 (1)(i)

Highlights of the October 2014 NMSD Board Meeting

Complete meeting minutes are available @  School Board Meeting Material   

Teaching and Learning Update

Kristen Sheridan, Sand Hill principal, and Julie Wasserburger, Belfair Elementary principal, presented their school success plans. They explained how important staff collaboration time is to the students' consistent experience. Students have leadership binders to chart their own learning growth, and progress towards goals they set for themselves. Research indicates students make much more significant progress if they are leading their own goals for growth.

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2nd Half Property Tax Payments For Year 2014 Due Soon

Mason County Treasurer, Lisa Frazier, would like to remind the taxpayers that 2nd half property tax payments for year 2014 are due, Friday, October 31st, 2014. You may come into the Treasurer’s office at 411 N 5th St., Bldg. 1 (2nd Floor) and pay in person or there is a payment drop box outside the main doors to Bldg. 1.

Payments may be mailed, however payments must be postmarked no later than October 31st, 2014 to be considered on time and avoid interest charges. Please be sure to check with your local post office for collection hours to be sure your payment will be postmarked timely. Delinquent interest will be charged on November 1st at one percent per month.

An additional penalty of eight percent is assessed on the total amount of tax delinquent on December 1st of the year in which the tax is due. The Treasurer’s office offers credit/debit card payment services at the counter, online and by phone through Point N Pay. We accept Visa, Master Card, Discover and American Express. Property Tax information is available on our website at http://property.co.mason.wa.us/Taxsifter/Search/Results.aspx .

There is a fee associated with the use of debit and credit cards for the payment of property taxes pursuant to RCW 36.29.190. Please note that if you have been assessed DNR Fire Patrol Assessment on more than one parcel of property owned by you in Mason County, you may be entitled to a refund from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources. Refunds must be requested on or before December 31, 2014.

Fire Patrol Refund forms can be found on our website at www.co.mason.wa.us/treasurer under Forms/Brochures/Handouts, or picked up at our office.

Please note that due to budget constraints office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Treasurer’s Office will however remain open to accept property tax payments from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday, October 27th – Friday, October 31st.

If you have any questions please call 360-427-9670 ext. 475, Belfair 360-275-4467, Ext. 475 or Elma 360-482-5269, Ext. 475.

MASON COUNTY TREASURER PRESS RELEASE - 20 October, 2014