Announcements

 

 

EP&O LEVY HEADED TO Washtucna VOTERS IN FEBRUARY

Washtucna School District voters will be asked to approve a $150,000 Educational Programs & Operations (EP&O) Levy on February 8, 2022. The ballot measure will be for four years at $150,000 per year.   During their November 22nd regular meeting, the school board approved the Levy Resolution and corresponding tax rate of:

$2.44 per $1,000 assessed value 2023

$2.39 per $1,000 assessed value 2024

$2.37 per $1,000 assessed value 2024

2.35 per $1,000 assessed value 2025

If approved by voters, the EP&O levy funds will be used to continue current staffing and essential programs in the Washtucna District that are not fully funded by the State:  The rate in the first year of collection (2023) is approximately the same as that in 2022.  After that the rate decreases because the school board chose to keep the amount at $150,000.

Those expenses include: Para-educators, Counseling, Social and Emotional Learning, Technology, Transportation, Co-curricular Activities and Clubs, Athletics and the Arts, Pre-School and Safety

“We are asking our community to continue to support our students and our programs as they have in the past.”  The only difference between this levy and past levies is the length. Four years as opposed to two to save money on election costs and maintain financial stability.

VOTING INFORMATION

Election Day is Tuesday, February 8, 2022 and voters are expected to receive their ballots the last week of January.

Remember: Tax exemptions and deferrals are available for senior citizens and individuals who are disabled. For more information, contact the Adams County Assessor Office at 509.382.3200, Franklin County Assessor at 509.545.3506 or Whitman County Assessor at 509.397.6200. Ballots must be postmarked by February 8th at 8:00 PM or delivered to the Ballot Box in front of Washtucna City Hall.

Those with questions regarding the levy are encouraged to contact the Superintendent Dr. Rob Clark by phone at 509.646.3237 or rclark@tucna.wednet.edu.

 

 

 

 

Inclement Weather Schedule 

In case of inclement weather we will follow the zoom or google meet schedule below:

  • Secondary Schedule
  • 1st period-7:45-8:15
  • 2nd period-8:20-8:50
  • 3rd period-8:55-9:25
  • 4th period-9:30-10:00
  • 5th period 10:05-10:35
  • 6th period 10:40-11:10
  • 7th period 11:15-11:45
  • Lunch-11:45-12:45
  • 12:25-3:30-Office hours a teacher preparation time

For class related specifics please see your teacher's google classroom and week at a glance.

Primary Schedule

Google Meets/Zoom times are as follows:

Pre K-11:30-12:00 

9:00-10:00-4/5th Check in and ELA

10:00-11:00-K/1 Check in and ELA

11:00-12:00-2/3 Check in and Math

12:30-4th/5th-Check in and Math

1:00-2:00-K/1-Math

2:00-3:00-2/3-ELA

 

 

EP&O LEVY HEADED TO Washtucna VOTERS IN FEBRUARY

Washtucna School District voters will be asked to approve an $$150,000 Educational Programs & Operations (EP&O) Levy on February 8, 2022. The ballot measure will be for four years at $150,000 per year.   During their November 22nd regular meeting, the school board approved the Levy Resolution and corresponding tax rate of:

$2.44 per $1,000 assessed value 2023

$2.39 per $1,000 assessed value 2024

$2.37 per $1,000 assessed value 2024

2.35 per $1,000 assessed value 2025

If approved by voters, the EP&O levy funds will be used to continue current staffing and essential programs in the Washtucna District that are not fully funded by the State:  The rate in the first year of collection (2023) is approximately the same as that in 2022.  After that the rate decreases because the school board chose to keep the amount at $150,000.

Para-educators,

Counseling

Social and Emotional Learning

 Technology

Transportation

 Co-curricular Activities and Clubs,

Athletics and the Arts

Pre-School

Safety

“We are asking our community to continue to support our students and our programs as they have in the past.  The only difference between this levy and past levies is the length. Four years as opposed to two to save money on election costs and maintain financial stability.

Those with questions regarding the levy are encouraged to contact the Superintendent Dr. Rob Clark by phone at 509.646.3237 or rclark@tucna.wednet.edu.

  

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING TIME CHANGE

  Notice is given that the Board of Directors of the

Washtucna School District #109

has changed the start of the regular meeting from 7 pm to 6 pm

for the next four months. 

 

November 23, 2021 at 6pm

December 14, 2021 at 6pm

January 25, 2022 at 6pm

February 22, 2022 at 6pm

 

 Washtucna School District is seeking applications from citizens interested in being appointed to a committee to write the for or against statements for the Adams County Local Voters’ Pamphlet related to the District’s upcoming Educational Programs and Operations (EP & O) Levy  ballot measure to be considered at the February 8, 2022 election. Those interested should send their name, address, phone number and which position they represent to Dr. Rob Clark, Superintendent, Washtucna School District, 730 E. Booth Ave., Washtucna  WA 99371 or via email at rclark@tucna.wednet.edu  by November 12th, 2021. The Board will take action on the appointments at its November 23, 2021 regular board meeting.

 

 

Washtucna School Board’s next regular meeting is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 25, 2022.

This meeting will be held in-person and online via zoom.

Zoom meeting invite information is available by calling the

school office at (509) 646-3211 x121 before 3 p.m., or

sending a request by email to Katie Lasen at

klasen@tucna.wednet.edu

 

 

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WASHTUCNA SCHOOL DISTRICT #109 

730 E. Booth Ave. Washtucna, WA 99371 

Parents and Guardians of Washtucna School District Students 

Hi Everyone! 

This is to inform you of the School Districts Pesticide Usage Plan on school property

Each year this letter will be posted on the website and updated as needed as the rules and regulations change regarding pesticide notification and usage

     1. The District will post at the office and in the main entrance of the school, notification of the intent to use pesticides 48 hours prior to applications inside or on the grounds of District property.

     2. The District will post at all entrances to areas treated, the pesticide name and the pest to be treated, a contact person, phone number, date and time the pesticide was applied. This  notification will remain posted for a period of 24 hours after application is completed.

     3. For EMERGENCY applications, such as wasps or ant infestation the District will make an immediate application for safety reasons and then post as mentioned above leaving the notice up for 24 hours.

     4. The District will provide a list of pesticides used for parent/guardian information upon request. This is located in the District office.

     5. The District will provide a form to fill out to any concerned parent/guardian who wishes to be notified before and planned pesticide applications are made. This will not apply to emergency applications as it must be done right away for safety reasons but will be posted for 24 hours after application.

     6. The District does not list or notify for the use of cleaning products used in everyday cleaning. Although these are all approved cleaning agents they do kill germs which make them a pesticide. All cleaning agent labels are read and used in accordance to label information by the District's employees

For further information please feel free to contact the Washtucna School District at 509-646-3211 ext. 131 for Carol Blauert 

Pest Notification

 

 

 

  

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8th Grade Families-
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Now is the time to sign up for the College Bound Scholarship opportunity. This scholarship is an early commitment that provides in state tuition for eligible students. However, this state financial aid is only available to students who apply within their 7th or 8th grade school year, Don't delay, apply now!

 

 


  

 
 
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Dear Families,

 

Because COVID-19 closed our schools, your children may be eligible for food assistance, called Pandemic EBT (P-EBT): Emergency School Meals Program.

P-EBT provides families with funds to make up for the cost of meals while school was closed. This benefit is for Washington children in grades k-12 who receive free or reduced-price school meals. These benefits will be on an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, which is used like a debit card to buy groceries.

If your family has lost income since schools closed, you may be eligible for free or reduced-price school meals.

Every eligible child may receive up to a maximum of $399 of P-EBT. Immigration status does not matter for P-EBT – it is not Basic Food and will not count in a public charge test. P-EBT is intended to replace meals missed while schools closed due to COVID-19. Children are allowed to get free meals from school and community sites and get P-EBT at the same time – they are separate programs.

If your family does not receive Basic Food, you must apply for P-EBT if you want to receive the funds. The application will be open by June 30. There are two ways to apply:

  • Go to: www.WashingtonConnection.org, or
  • Call DSHS at 877-501-2233

See the attached flyer for more information about P-EBT.

We want to make sure all of our students stay healthy and grow strong.

Sincerely,

Washtucna School District

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Childfind Notification 

Many programs for the children in our schools are provided at no cost to you.  Our schools offer special programs such as speech therapy, physical and occupational therapy, Title/LAP and special education academic programs and preschool classes to children three years and older. Developmental screening and/or comprehensive assessments for children who are suspected of having a disability which could adversely affect their educational development are available at no cost to you. These services are available for persons between the ages of birth through 21 years age. Appointments or further information can be obtained by contacting the school office at 509-646-3401.

 

 

 Definition of absence 

The new proposed Chapter 392-401 WAC defines an absence as when a student is: 
(a) Not physically present on school grounds; and (b) Not participating in the following activities at an approved location: 
BULLETIN NO. 062-18 OSSI Page 2 June 26, 2018 (i) Instruction; (ii) Any instruction-related activity; or (iii) Any other district or school approved activity regulated by an instructional/academic accountability system, such as participation in district sponsored sports. 
 
 
 
Guidance
OSPI has determined the phrase, “not physically present on school grounds” should be broadly interpreted as a student that is not in their assigned or expected setting, and still on school property. Therefore, according to the adopted definition, a student skipping class but still on campus should be considered absent.
 
 
 

 
   
 Washtucna School District #109 has openings for the following substitute positions:  Secretary, Cook, Maintenance, Custodian and Paraeducator.  Send District Classified Application Form, Letter of Application, and two Letters of Recommendation to 
Rob Clark, Superintendent, Washtucna School District, 730 E. Booth Ave., Washtucna, WA  99371.  Open until filled.  Washtucna School District is an equal opportunity employer.

 

The Washtucna School District #109 complies with all federal rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  Inquiries regarding compliance procedures may be directed to the school district's Title IX Officer Luke Glidden; Section 504 Coordinator Pam Kraft; and Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator Todd Spear and 730 E. Booth Avenue, Washtucna, WA  99371; 509-646-3237.