- Highlights: Toledo School Board Meeting, Workshop
- Park Board Today
- School Budget Meeting, Park Board, Thursday Market Tomorrow
- I(Heart)Logan Fundraiser Dinner Gathers Momentum
Highlights: in last night’s Board of Directors special meeting preceding the regular monthly meeting, a workshop was held to discuss the 2017-2018 School District Budget, Board Professional Development Plan & Schedule, and District hiring process.
Enrollment continues to rise, including special ed students, as the Board moves to finalize the upcoming year’s budget.*
Funding a half-time music program at the high school to replace outgoing Mike Stavig was deemed a priority.
Board member Brad Dykstra will join Supt. Rust & others in Castle Rock to collect information on creating skills centers in Toledo schools.
Streamlining application process for coaches from current employee pool would save time & money, utilizing documentation already on file.
One item of correspondence read out during the regular meeting that followed the workshop highlighted Toledo Spirit at its best. In a letter signed by the Executive Director:
Dear Superintendent Rust,
On behalf of the members and staff of the National Consumers League, I extend congratulations to the players and coaches from Toledo HIgh School that represented the state of Washington at the 2017 National LifeSmarts Championship in Pittsburgh, PA (in April). Led by Captain Adam Slighte and Coach Rene’ Ketchum, your students worked hard to reach the National Championship, and while in Pittsburgh represented your community with poise and respect. We’re extremely proud of their accomplishments, and we hope you are as well.
To reach the national championship, teams of students had to advance through a rigorous online qualification and competitive state tournament. Of the over 1,000 teams that participated in this year’s event, your students placed 17th in the national final standings.
The team demonstrated an impressive amount of knowledge through various assessments and activities, which this year included cooperative events with a sister team from North Carolina, a food waste audit, and multiple head-to-head buzzer matches on stage. They were just as impressive off-stage: hotel management noted that they were the most well-behaved high school students they have ever hosted. You can find photos of the event, along with more information about the program, on our website at www.lifesmarts.org.
Again, we are honored to work with such an amazing team from your community. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask. Thanks again for your interest in LifeSmarts, we hope to see your team again next year!
Ms Sally Greenberg, Executive Director National Consumers League
An online survey Facilities Advisory Committee meeting date identified Tuesdays as best for most members. Next FAC Committee Meeting set for 6 p.m June 27 at the high school library. One proposal drawing attention, combining middle and high school facilities, will be weighed against several options under consideration. Public welcome and encouraged to attend. Your voice is important to finding solutions.
All documents posted online at Toledo School District website, direct link here: http://www.boarddocs.com/wa/toledo/Board.nsf/Public
Frequent updates on District Facebook page.
*Budget subject to adjustment, pending legislation now in the Senate.
A budget by definition is a projection of revenues and expenses based on history and forecasts; therefore adjustments may be expected to occur which reflect outside influences. Severe weather last year led to more snow days than anticipated. Likewise, donations of materials and labor saved outlay on several projects throughout the year.
Today: Wednesday: Toledo Park Board monthly meeting 3 p.m. second Wednesdays in Council Chambers unless otherwise notified.
Cowlitz Prairie Grange 6:30 p.m. meeting is a potluck second Wednesdays, cake-and-ice-cream affair fourth Wednesdays. Getting in gear for the 53nd Gas Show and Threshing Bee August 26-28. Grange Hall at 5180 Jackson Highway. Contact Sandy Bickar, (360)864-2601.
Toledo Thursday Market:
Tomorrow: City of Toledo Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. third Thursdays monthly in Council Chambers unless otherwise noted. Public welcome and invited to attend.
Late news: Toledo School Board will hold another Special Meeting 7 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday, June 15, 2017 at District Offices to review and vote on the 2017-2018 Budget. Public invited to attend.
I(heart)Logan has announced a fundraiser dinner June 24.
Photos from TOT archives unless otherwise noted.
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